Why is everyone talking about October 24th & 25th? It’s the 23rd Annual Race Against Breast Cancer 5K walk/run and Pink Out Fun Run!
Come join us for a day of fun, with honorary chairs Don & Barbara Stone, owners of Topeka Roadrunners, while helping to raise funds for no-cost mammograms in Northeast Kansas.
Casual walkers and competitive runners are all welcome.
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Topeka Nonprofit Preps For Major Fundraiser To Fight Breast Cancer
It started small, within a local community. Today, though, people all over northeast Kansas support a Topeka nonprofit that pays for mammograms to catch breast cancer in its earliest stages.
The Race Against Breast Cancer, Inc (RABC) was founded in Shawnee County, and 100 percent of the funds it raises stay in the region. It’s holding its annual 5K fun run/walk next month in the capital city to keep the free breast exams coming.
RABC administrator Dawn Robertson said the organization’s expanded since it formed 23 years ago, and now includes other counties such as Brown, Douglas and Wabaunsee. She said they’re able to pay for the “mamms” because of all the support in the area.
“If we did not have the support of northeast Kansas businesses, people, the run/walk, they [RABC] could not pay for the mammograms,” she said
Robertson said her organization pays for anywhere from 500 to 700 mammograms a year.
Early registration for the race ended last week, but you can still sign up for $30. Regular signup for a team member is $25. The event is October 25th, and the night before RABC’s organizing on-site registration, registration packet pickup, a silent auction, free dinner and more.
Robertson said people donate to RABC because they truly believe the group’s making a difference.
“To think and know the lives that are touched by these no-cost mammograms is just overwhelming to me,” she said. “This little organization makes a difference in the lives of many northeast Kansans.