The registration deadline is approaching for the 25th Annual Alaska Run for Women. You must register for the timed event by 5 p.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday for the untimed event.
It’s one of the largest all-women’s races in the country, and about 70 percent of the money raised stay in the state and supports different programs for breast cancer.
“There’s exercise programs, there’s– mammograms are a huge part of it, to serve women who can’t afford mammograms on their own, don’t have insurance or it’s too expense,” said Lisa Keller, a breast cancer survivor and an honoree starter in this year’s race. “About 30 percent… does go to research. Some of that sometimes stay in the state, but mostly that has to go out of state because of the research happens out of state.”
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer than another form cancer, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In Anchorage, one program at Providence Cancer Center offers guidance for women going through treatment.
“Patient Navigation supports patients and their family members throughout the cancer continuum,” said Sara Cockerham, a caregiver at Providence Cancer Center. “We are there to help provide resources, education, information breaking-down barriers to care and are fully involved throughout the whole process.”
The Run for Women event includes a 1-mile or 5-mile timed or untimed event that participants can either run or walk. You can register online, here.
25th Annual Alaska Run for Women
- 8 a.m. Saturday, June 10
- Mulcahy Stadium