Iron County Power in Pink holds fundraising run for local women battling breast cancer

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CEDAR CITY — On Oct. 10, join other community members from Cedar City and Iron County to support women dealing with breast cancer.

The eighth annual Power in Pink Iron County Walk and Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. at West Canyon Park, located at 151 S. 400 East in Cedar City. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tickets are $25 and participants will receive a 2020 Power in Pink shirt, mask and gift bag.

Registration and more information is available through ACTIVE and EventBrite, where tax-deductible donations can be made by those unable to participate in the walk or run. Opportunity drawings for a number of prizes will also be available during the event. Physical distancing protocols will be followed and masks will be available.

Started in 2013 by four young breast cancer survivors, this annual event helps meet the needs of local women rather than sending proceeds to big national organizations.

“This event is specifically for the ladies in our area that need help getting through the challenges of treatment,” said Robyn Brown, one of the original Iron County Young Survivors. “Maybe they need child care so they can attend their radiation treatments. Maybe they need gas to get to the hospital. Maybe they just need to be reminded they are beautiful and they matter. We can help. We can make a difference for them.”

Sponsors for this year’s event include Ernie’s Stores, SHE. Salon + Formal Dress Boutique, Southern Utah University Alumni & Community Relations, the Iron County School District, State Bank of Southern Utah, Smith’s, Women’s Health and Midwifery, Myriad Genetics, DMK Entertainment and Kolob Sign & Design.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity. About one in eight U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

For more information, email powerinpinkcedarcity@gmail.com or follow the event on the Power in Pink Iron County Facebook and Instagram pages.

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