The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

October 29, 2013

Sherri Adams Run: For the breast cancer fight

ATHENS —  If you’re putting off until the last minute to register for the Sherri Adams Pink Ribbon Run, well, it’s about that time.

The second annual fund-raiser steps off Saturday at 9 a.m. and online registration ends tonight. Visit www.sherriadamsrun.com. The cost is $25 per person; $15 for students.

However, there will be registration at the 5k (3.1 miles) run/walk, which could see close to 700 participants, according to Shelli Waggoner with the Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation.

“Last year, we had 440 runners,” she said. “I’m really proud of that. On Friday, we had (more than) 440 and we had people sign up over the weekend and (Monday).

“We could have about 600 to 700 runners. I’m really excited.”

There is a form available at the website and participants can print it out and bring to the packet pickup Friday or to the race site Saturday at Fitness Park, she said.

The run/walk honors the memory of Sherri Adams and all those who lost their fight with breast cancer.

Adams, a nurse at Limestone Health Facility, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34. She underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, reconstruction and drug therapy. However, the chemo treatments weakened her heart and she died in August 2011.

Proceeds from the run will benefit the Athens-Limestone Hospital Pink Elephant Mammogram Scholarship Fund. This program allows women in Limestone County without insurance or sufficient insurance to receive annual mammograms.

After the run, there will be a Survivors Walk, Waggoner said. “It’s a nice event, a good time for them.”

1
Text Only
Local News
Photos


Poll

Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee