The Susan G Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at Little Rock and Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s team is up to 300 members.
JRMC sponsors a Race for the Cure team each year. The hospital supports all those affected — not only to help care for them now, but to help find a cure for the future, according to a news release.
Brandy Baugh, JRMC Wellness Center Program coordinator, leads Team JRMC and everyone is invited to join. The race costs $30 per participant and $20 for those under 18.
“Every year, 40,000 men and women in the United States die from breast cancer. Every year, untold numbers of families are affected by this heartbreaking diagnosis,” according to a news release.
This year, JRMC will also sponsor KATV Channel 7’s live coverage of Race for the Cure. Coverage will include live interviews, including Dr. Amy B. Cahill, a JRMC OB/GYN.
All day Friday, Oct. 13, JRMC information and testimonials will fill KATV’s home page at KATV.com.
“Because of grant money provided by the Arkansas Susan G Komen Foundation, many women receive free breast healthcare services such mammograms, ultrasounds and breast biopsy assistance every year. At JRMC, these services are administered through our Reach Every Woman Program,” according to the release.
Even for people who aren’t runners, they may still join Team JRMC to give a donation to breast cancer. Seventy five percent of Susan G Komen Arkansas funds go to assisting breast health in Arkansas and 25 percent of funds go to national breast cancer research.
Also, members of Team JRMC receive a custom T-shirt, a water bottle and the race shirt.
Signup continues until race day Oct. 14. To join Team JRMC, visit the Wellness Center or go to komenarkansas.org.