Support breast cancer awareness month on Sunday, October 4, at The Gloria Gemma 5K Run/Walk in Providence, Rhode Island. The 5K race is part of the Gloria Gemma’s Run/Walk series and is their largest fundraiser. In past years, the event has raised over $250,000, for the Gloria Gemma foundation. This year, their goal is $300,000. All funds raised in the event support free breast cancer programs and services throughout the Rhode Island community.
Specifically, the Gloria Gemma Foundation will use this year’s funds towards their Pink Spirit Program. The program’s mission serves to educate, promote community outreach, and foster “pink spirit” about breast cancer awareness across Rhode Island.
The 5K Run/Walk invites competitive athletes, walkers, and runners to show their support and “pink spirit” through historic downtown providence. Prizes will be awarded for teams and individuals with the best “pink spirit” wear, and fastest times.
Gloria Gemma’s Run/Walk series also include the Kid’s Fun Run and Pink Pump Palooza for families and participants earlier in the day.
The Gloria Gemma Run/Walk series is part of Gloria Gemma’s larger breast cancer awareness event, Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life, the largest breast cancer awareness event in the Northeast. The event takes place throughout Columbus Day weekend with special speakers, music, illumination processions, education materials, health screenings, and other activities in Providence.
The Gloria Gemma Foundation was established in 2004 in memory of Gloria Gemma, who lost her life to breast cancer. The foundation hosts many fundraisers and support programs for Rhode Island women with breast cancer. One in six Rhode Island women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, higher than the national average.
For registration and donation information visit the Gloria Gemma Foundation page at www.gloriagemma.org.