10K and 5K Race Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Screenings

~  30th Anniversary Race provides critical preventive services for locals in need

Key West, Fl  –  Zonta Club of Key West is excited to host the 30th Annual ABC (Awareness Breast Cancer) 10K and 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, November 5 at Higgs Beach. This event raises money to cover mammograms and other diagnostic and preventive screenings for women in the Lower Keys who otherwise cannot afford them.

“The Florida Keys is a high-risk county for breast cancer given our geography and large number of residents who do not have health insurance.  This year we expect an even greater need for women’s health funds due to the financial hardships many women and their families face,” said Mechelle Burgohy, Committee Chair for the ABC Event and Zonta Board Member.

Zonta has helped alleviate some of the barriers to healthcare in the Keys.  With the money raised at ABC, over 3,500 mammograms were provided to local women.  The club has never turned any woman requesting these services away and has made it easier for uninsured and underinsured women to receive these life-saving screenings.

Join the hundreds of runners and walkers for this year’s events by registering now at http://tinyurl.com/abc30th.  Additional registration details follow.

  • 10K: Registration fee is $35 if you register online from October 1 to November 4 by 4pm.  After November 4 at 4pm, registration fee is $40. Race starts at 7:30am.  Awards given to overall male and female winners, top three male and female winners, and Masters (40+) male and female winners.
  • 5K: Registration fee is $30 if you register online from October 1 to November 4 by 4pm.  After November 4 at 4pm, registration fee is $35. Race starts at 8am. Awards given in the same categories as 10K, as well as nine other age group categories.
  • In-person registration and packet pickup will be held at Higgs Beach parking lot, 1000 Atlantic Blvd. Key West:  Friday, November 4, 4PM to 6PM and Saturday, November 5, 7:00AM-7:25AM.

There will be a Kids Fun Run (no charge) starting at approximately 9:15 am. No registration is required for the Kids Fun Run.

A live radio remote on WEOW 92.7 as well as music will add to the festivities on race day.  Puzzle piece finisher medals and t-shirts for the first 200 people will be distributed as well as post-race snacks and drinks.  Special thanks to our local sponsors, Opal Resort and Marina, Salute! Restaurant, WEOW 92.7, Andrews Inn, Hemingway House, Manley deBoer, Keys Open Doors Foundation, Truist Bank, Centennial Bank, First State Bank, Gary the Carpenter, Barack Pensions, and Debbie Flynn.

“The Parrot Heads Meeting of the Minds contributes to our community and partners with Zonta for this annual event,” said Burgohy.  Numerous local businesses, professionals, and organizations also contribute as sponsors of the ABC 10K/ 5K Race.

Tickets for the ABC chance drawing are also being sold now and will be sold at the event.  The chance drawing features Seven terrific prizes, including  a pendant from Emeralds International, two and three night stays from Marriott Beachside and Wyndham Timeshare, respectively, Esks Rods Personalized Fishing Rod, $250.00 cash, and a Pandora Bracelet.  The drawing will be conducted after the race on November 5.  Need not be present to win.  For tickets and to learn more, email zontakeywest@gmail.com or call 305-304-9117.

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