CCC to host annual 5k Breast Cancer Walk/Run Oct. 10
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College will host its annual 5K Breast Cancer Walk/Run in downtown Clarksdale Saturday, Oct. 10.

CCC to host annual 5k Breast Cancer Walk/Run Oct. 10

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Wed Sep 23, 2015

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College will host its annual 5K Breast Cancer Walk/Run in downtown Clarksdale Saturday, Oct. 10.

The annual event is hosted each year as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to CCC Nurse Athsicia Gooden, one of the event’s organizers, statistics show that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and that it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death among women. While breast cancer in men is rare, it is estimated that 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year. 

“This is a great opportunity for everyone to come out and support the fighters, admire the survivors and honor the taken,” Gooden said. 

Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the old Greyhound Bus Station, located at 210 3rd Street in Clarksdale. The starter’s pistol will promptly fire at 8:30 a.m.

The 3.1 miles long course, described as relatively flat with few hills, will end and begin on Issaquena Ave. According to organizers, runners are sure to enjoy the scenic downtown area as they take on the challenge.

Participants will receive goodie bags and plenty of refreshments will be on hand, including cold water and juice.

Runners can pre-register until Oct.3 for $15 or register the day of the race for $20. Organizers strongly encourage pre-registration to ensure proper t-shirt size.

A large portion of the proceeds will be donated to a cancer research foundation.

To register online, and for more route details, CLICK HERE!

For questions or more information, contact Gooden at (662) 621-4197 or by email at agooden@coahomacc.edu.