Chamber Events & Groups
18th Annual Sue DeYoung/Judy Edger Memorial Breast Cancer 5k walk&run
May 12th, 2012
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: East Park, Charlevoix
The 18th Annual Sue DeYoung/Judy Edger Memorial Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run takes place in Charlevoix’s East Park on Sat. May 12. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk and run begin at 9 a.m. Individual walkers, runners and teams can collect “pledges” for participating in the walk, or sponsor themselves with a donation. Those that raise $30 or more receive an event t-shirt. Registration forms are available at www.walkruncure.org and also at local Chambers of Commerce.
A New feature of the event this Year is a “Wear Your Support” bra decorating contest. All participants, women and men, are encouraged to decorate a bra and wear the decorated bra over their t-shirt or clothing during the event. Prizes will be awarded. Area businesses are also participating by decorating a bra and displaying it in their front windows.
The event honors two courageous local women: Sue DeYoung, a young mother of four children that died in 1992, and Judy Edger, who was a driving force behind this event until her death in March 1999. Monies raised this year will go to the Charlevoix County’s Circle of Strength Foundation, to provide mammograms for women in need, and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, to be used for the free cervical screening program for Charlevoix County residents. All monies stay raised stay in and benefit Charlevoix County.
The Walk/Run has been recognized as a quality physical activity event by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. Participants can register for the opportunity to be one of the runners selected to participate in the annual Labor Day Run over the Mackinac Bridge. For more information and to register for your chance to participate, visit:www.michiganfitness.org.
Charlevoix Women’s Circle (formerly Kappa Sigma) is in the seventh year of running this event. Carol Sullivan is a Co-Chair of the event this year and can be contacted at 231-675-9571.
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