Approximately 3,200 people participated in last year's MissionPink
Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Awareness at Mission Regional Medical Center.
The 6th Annual Mission Pink Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention
kicks off October 4th at
Mission Regional Medical Center.
An estimated 4,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s
event. Last year more than 3,200 people of all ages registered for the
walk. It is one of largest breast cancer walks in the Rio Grande Valley
and draws people from as far away as Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and
Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from this pink 5K event will provide
free digital screening mammograms to uninsured women over the age of 40 who live in the Rio Grande Valley.
The remaining funds benefit
The Foundation at Mission Regional Medical Center.
Gina Martinez of Mission applied and received a certificate for a free
mammogram. “There is a sense of pride when you see so many people
come together to help make it easier for women to get a mammogram. I admire
them and will always be grateful.”
“I would like to extend an invitation to everyone to participate
in this very worthwhile event on behalf of the women in their life because
when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk-your mother, wife,
sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, friend,” Lucy M. Riojas, Lead
The Breast Care Center, Mission Regional Medical Center.
Registration fees are as follows: $10 for children (ages 7-12), $15 for
teenagers (ages 13-17), $25 for adults over age 18 and $10 for breast
cancer survivors. Free neon pink event t-shirts will be available to the
first 4,000 registered participants.
"We have all kinds of people participating in this event-- from mothers
walking with strollers to runners competing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
awards," said Evelyn Sáenz, Marketing Coordinator. "MissionPink
has been a meeting place for those survivors and families that are going
through similar circumstances. It is a highly inspirational, educational
event that is also fun for the entire family."
Participants can still register at the Packet Pick-Up and Registration
Fair event set for Saturday, September 27th. Hospital staff will be present
at the hospital meeting rooms ABC, from 9 am to 1 pm, to register those
that have not done so and prefer to pay in person. Packets will also be
available for pick-up for participants that registered online.
Registration will also be open the weekdays before the event by paying
the fees at the hospital's Business Office. Packet pick-up arrangements
can be made that day. Registration and packet pick-up will also be held
the morning of the walk, starting at 6:30 am. People are highly encouraged
to attend the event early, to avoid heavy traffic and to find good parking
space. For more information about registration, please visit
www.MissionPink.org or call the hospital Marketing Department at(956) 323-1150.