Kick up your heels for the Power of Pink

The fifth-annual Power of Pink race will be held Oct. 29 at MedWest Health and Fitness Center on the campus of MedWest-Haywood in Clyde, with a 20-mile relay, 4-mile run and fun run/walk.

The event helps raise breast cancer awareness and funds to provide breast cancer detection services and treatment for underserved women in the MedWest-Haywood hospital service area.

Power of the Pink includes The Pink Relay, an all-women relay covering 20 miles between five team members; the Pink 4-Miler Run/Walk open to male and female runners or walkers; and the Bubble Gum Fun Run/Walk, a non-competitive event.

The HRMC Foundation, Haywood County Health Department and MedWest Health System sponsor the annual event. Since 2007, Power of Pink has provided more than 530 procedures for 373 women. Last year, the event raised more than $20,000.

The goal this year is to raise $25,000 and to attract 40 teams for The Pink Relay.

Cost to enter a relay team is $200, the four-mile run for men and women is $25, and the Bubble Gum Fun Run/Walk is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 12 and under. To register, visit and click on the Power of Pink tab. Or 828.452-8343

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