The Zonta Club of Key West will hold its Annual ABC (Awareness Breast Cancer) 5K Walk/Run starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 4th at Salute Restaurant on Higgs Beach, with registration beginning at 7:00 AM. The event raises money to cover mammograms and other diagnostic and preventive measures for women in the Lower Keys.
The money raised from this event goes to providing important preventive services for women who otherwise cannot afford them. This event saves women’s lives here in the Keys. Zonta has been able to provide over 3,000 mammograms to local women over the past 24 years and have never turned any woman in need away.
“This is the 25th anniversary of ABC and this year we expect even greater need for women’s health funds due to the financial hardships many woman and their families now face due to Hurricane Irma.”, said Mechelle Burgohy, President of the Zonta Club of Key West.
Theme Runs is assisting in managing the 5K race and prizes will be awarded for the best female and male runners and walkers in age categories. Teams of participants who raise funds with their own race sponsors also receive awards. Live music provided by the Parrot Heads adds to the festivities on race day.
“The Parrot Heads Meeting of the Minds contributes to our community and partners with Zonta for this annual event,” says ABC 5K Committee Chair, Nicole Belles. Numerous local businesses, professionals and organizations also contribute as sponsors of the ABC 5K Race. A chance drawing to be drawn in January 2018 for terrific prizes including a one week stay in Ocean City, New Jersey and jewelry donated by Emeralds International and Little Switzerland will be sold.
Registration is available online at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/KeyWest/ZontaABC5K. On-Site Pre-Registration will be held Friday, November 3rd from 4:00-6:00 PM at Salute Restaurant.