Hundreds attend Power of Pink 5K

By DeeAnna Haney | Oct 26, 2013
Photo by: DeeAnna Haney photo Events such as the Power of Pink 5K, organized by the Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation and the Haywood County Health Department, show community support for health — and local health providers.

Despite frigid morning temperatures Saturday, a near record amount of participants turned out for MedWest-Haywood's seventh annual Power of Pink 5K.

There were 322 registrants and the event is expected to provide over $10,000 to the Haywood County Health Department.

The Power of Pink was created in 2007 as a collaborative effort with the HRMC Foudnation, the Haywood County Health Department and a group of dedicated volunteers. This program provides free mammogram screening to qualifying underserved women in Haywood County.

Since 2007, 930 procedures have been performed on 560 women, including followup appointments, and $81,000 has been raised at the event.

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