This year’s Charlottesville Women’s Four-Miler – Virginia’s largest all-women’s event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities – raised a record $370,000 for the Breast Care Program at University of Virginia Cancer Center.
“We are so thankful for the women from across Central Virginia who raise money to support us and our patients by participating in the Four-Miler,” said Dr. Jennifer Harvey, co-director of the Breast Care Program.
According to its website, 3,500 women registered for the 2013 race, which always fills up quickly and is held on Labor Day Weekend. This year’s race was held Aug. 31 on Garth Road near Foxfield. The race has now raised more than $2.5 million over the past 21 years to support the services offered at the U.Va. Breast Care Program, including patient care, research into new treatments and patient education.
Breast Care Program co-director Dr. David Brenin also saluted the organizers of the race and the Women’s Four-Miler training program – which helps countless women progress from zero exercise to finishing the race – for their dedication.
“This event wouldn’t be a success without the hard work of Cynthia and Audrey Lorenzoni, the co-race directors, along with Pam Whorley, who organizes the training program,” he said.
The U.Va. Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and is one of 67 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the U.S. for its work in cancer research, prevention, detection and treatment.
— by Lauren Jones