Source: The News-Enterprise
Raising breast cancer awareness will be a top priority Saturday for Atria Senior Living in Elizabethtown as it hosts its Tails & Ta-Tas 5K Walk.
The walk, which is in downtown Elizabethtown, was created to bring awareness to breast cancer, educate and give women hope by talking to survivors and enjoying the day with their families and pets.
Informational booths, contests — including a dog costume and owner/dog look-alike contests — music and friends, along with a breast cancer survivor breakfast after the walk are part of the event, Atria Community Sales Director Robin Reeder said.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. A dog costume contest is at 9:30 a.m., followed by a yoga warm-up at 9:45. The walk begins at 10, followed by a survivor breakfast from 10:45 to 11:45.
Reeder said registration is in front of the Brown-Pusey House at 128 N. Main St. The cost to register is $25.
“We’re just asking people to bring their dog, family and friends to join us. As far as we know, we are the only walk in the area that supports the (Hardin Memorial Health) cancer center and this is our second year of doing this,” Reeder said.
Although the walk is centered on breast cancer, the proceeds help those affected by all types of cancer. Money raised from the event will go to the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation to support a cancer care resource center, Reeder said.
HMH treats 900 cancer cases a year, 200 of which are breast cancer.
“We just really want to honor and give hope to the people that are dealing with breast cancer,” Reeder said.