Home Community Organizations BREAST CANCER 'WALK, RUN, ROLL' IS OCT. 21



Sept. 30, 2001 – The St. Thomas-St. John chapter of the American Cancer Society will host its 4th annual "Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk, Run, Roll" event on Sunday, Oct. 21, in Havensight. Registration for adults is $5 in advance and $8 the day of the event. For children and youths under age 18, it's $3.
The 2-mile course will start in the Port of $ale parking lot and make a double loop through the Havensight Mall, "first to the upper level and then down the ramp to the other side," Theresa Hodge said. She is the president of the event organizer, the St. Thomas Association of Road Runners.
The event is scheduled to get under way at 5 p.m. "after the cruise ships have left," Hodge said. Participants can register in advance at Players in Havensight Mall, The Comfort Zone in Port of $ale Mall and Going Seanile on the Charlotte Amalie waterfront, Hodge said. For those who don't do so, signup on Oct. 21 will be from 4 to 5 p.m.in the Port of $ale parking lot.
While "walking" and "running" should be self-evident, Hodge said the definition of "rolling" in this case is that participants may take part in wheelchairs and pushing strollers with infants. "Roller blades aren't allowed," she said.
Awards will be presented in seven age groups, for women and for men. They range from "12 and under" to "60 and older," Hodge said. Also, she noted, "Each finisher will get a commemorative medal." So far, there are no plans for a souvenir T-shirt, because so far there are no corporate sponsors, she said.
All proceeds will benefit the local American Cancer Society. Last year, about 180 people took part in the event, Hodge said.
For more information about participating in or about sponsoring the event, call Hodge at 775-6373.


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