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2020 Race for the Cure: Race Where You Are

Baptist is organizing a team for the 2020 virtual Memphis Mid-South Race for the Cure. The race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31.

This year’s event is more important than ever because more people are losing their health insurance and income. They may delay lifesaving health screenings, such as mammograms.

Money raised from Race for the Cure and other events provides women in our communities with grant funding to get their scheduled breast cancer screenings and treatment. In 2019 alone, Baptist Women’s Health Center used Komen funding to provide mammograms and diagnostic screenings for more than 200 women. And since 2013, Baptist has used Komen funding to diagnose 10 cases of breast cancer.

Baptist team members (l-r) Jennifer Coleman, Nikki Gast and Ann Marie Wallace model the face mask all Race for the Cure participants will receive when they register.

Komen and Baptist also work together to help breast cancer survivors thrive physically, mentally and emotionally after diagnosis. Until breast cancer is eradicated, it’s important to work together to support survivors and increase access to care and vital cancer screenings.

If you want to help in this effort, consider joining Baptist’s Race for the Cure team, wherever you are.  For more information or to sign up, click here.

You can also show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and breast cancer survivors by using Baptist’s Breast Cancer Awareness 2020 Facebook profile. (An image of the frame is below.) Here’s how to add the frame to your page’s profile picture:

  • In Facebook, click on your profile picture to update it.
  • Select “Add Frame.”
  • Search for the frame by name (Baptist Breast Cancer Awareness 2020) or creator (@baptistonline or Baptist Memorial Health Care).
  • Choose the frame.
  • Click “Use as Profile Picture.”

OR

  • Go to facebook.com/profilepicframes.
  • Click on your profile picture in the bottom left and select your page.
  • Search for a frame by entering the frame’s name (Baptist Breast Cancer Awareness 2020), the creator’s name or related words (@baptistonline or Baptist Memorial Health Care).
  • Choose the frame you want to use from the results.
  • Click “Use as Profile Picture.”