Registration Open for Wyoming’s Largest 5K Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

© 2017-Kemmerer Gazette

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative will host its annual Wyoming Pink Ribbon Run in both Cheyenne and Casper on August 12, 2017. The Wyoming Pink Ribbon Runs are 5K walk/runs that raise funds for Wyoming breast cancer programs and honor breast cancer survivors or loved ones lost.

This year Casper will be hosting its inaugural Wyoming Pink Ribbon Run! Both runs will occur on August 12, 2017. Individual race details can be found at www.wyomingbreastcancer.org.  

Both family friendly events will feature a variety of activities in addition to the 5K walk/run.

  • In Casper, the Wyoming Health Fair will highlight various cancer resource services at their facility after the run
  • In Cheyenne, Gold’s Gym will host a Zumba class for those who would prefer not to walk or run and kid’s will have a special area with games and crafts
  • Free registration for breast cancer survivors, with a Survivor Celebrations starting at 7 a.m.
  • A virtual Paint Wyoming Pink initiative for individuals who are unable to attend in person but want to support the cause

Registration for both events is available online through the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative website (www.wyomingbreastcancer.org) or at their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/wyomingbreastcancer.org/).

Early bird pricing is available until June 15, 2017. Early bird entry cost is $25 for adults, $15 for 5-18 years old, and $5 for children under five. Breast cancer survivors can register for FREE.

Both Pink Ribbon Runs allow for team registration and participation. This year, teams will have a variety of fun and competitive incentives so grab some friends or co-workers and build a team today! Teams can register on the online registration platform, which includes a video tutorial on how to register and set up a team fundraising page.

Wyoming Pink Ribbon Run sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. The Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative can assist communities outside of Cheyenne and Casper in hosting their own Paint Wyoming Pink events. Those interested in participating or looking for additional information should email [email protected].

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About the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative

Now in its second year, the volunteer-led Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative raises funds to increase breast health education, financially assist with breast cancer screenings, fund cancer patient navigation programs, and offer support to breast cancer survivors and families. 100% of the funds stay in Wyoming.

Funds raised by the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative are granted into various Wyoming breast cancer programs and are used to fund a statewide voucher program through the Department of Health’s Wyoming Cancer Resource Services. The Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative partners with the Wyoming Community Foundation as its fiscal sponsor and grant manager.

In 2016, the WBCI granted $75,000 into 13 programs in 9 Wyoming counties. 2017 grant applications will be available in early summer through the Wyoming Community Foundation with funds awarded by the end of 2017. To learn more about the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative or to donate, visit www.wyomingbreastcancer.org.