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Over 2,600 to Pound the Pavement in Seymour

by Press Release | Oct 6, 2017 12:39 pm

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Seymour Pink, a nonprofit dedicated to uniting a community in the fight against breast cancer, will host 6th Annual Pounding the Pavement for Pink 5K Run/Walk presented by Haynes Construction, on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9 AM at Seymour Community Center in Seymour, CT.

The 6th Annual event brings athletes of all abilities together to support the battle against breast cancer. Participants are coming from 25 cities in Connecticut plus 14 states, and include 128 breast cancer survivors.

Running enthusiasts and all Seymour Pink supporters are invited to participate or attend the event to raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The 3.1 mile course runs through the west side of Seymour and is perfect for first time 5K runners. There is also a Kid’s Run for children aged 8 and under.  Awards will be given to male and female participants who finish first, as well as the top
three male and female finishers in specific-age categories.

We honor our top 10 participants that are survivors or current fighters, Additional awards include the pinkest outfit, unsung hero award, most spirit, and most monies raised.

As in previous years, participants are encouraged to form a team, bringing together friends and family members to challenge themselves to complete the course and raise additional funds. Our goal for this event is to raise over $100,000 towards the FIGHT against breast cancer and to help defray some of the financial burden those currently in the fight.

Seymour Pink is an active grass roots organization with many exciting community minded fundraising events ranging including this 5K run/walk, an annual pasta dinner, our annual wine tasting gala, and the day that started it all, a day in October we proclaim as “Seymour Pink” Day where we “SEE MORE PINK” to raise awareness about this life-altering disease.  These amazing events are not only successful in raising funds to FIGHT breast cancer, but in bringing a community together in the FIGHT.

The support for those victimized by this diagnosis is overwhelming The Lemon Run is a family-friendly event, which includes a Kids’ Dash, as well as the participation of several childhood cancer heroes and their families. Winners in each age group will be recognized as part of an awards ceremony at the end of the race, along with top fundraising teams. The day’s festivities will also include various forms of entertainment, music and guest speakers.

For more information on the event, to volunteer, register or become a sponsor, visit www.seymourpink.com.

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