Walking to wipeout cancer

Ta Ta Trot set for Sunday

     It’s estimated that more than 300,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. To support those who have been diagnosed and to aid in life-saving research, the Ta Ta Trot organization is calling on the community to help them  wipeout breast cancer.
    It’s the most common cancer among women and with early detection and improvements in treatment, millions are winning the war over breast cancer.
    As a group of local women know all too well, the fight against breast cancer is waged every day. The goal among this group of survivors and supporters is to promote breast cancer awareness and provide financial support for those fighting the disease.
    This week the fight again comes to the village of Carbon Hill where hundreds of runners and walkers will lace up their running shoes for the ninth annual Ta Ta Trot, a 5K fun run/walk, to support the American Cancer Society and Riverside Medical Foundation for its Breast Health Center.
    The walk steps off from the Carbon Hill Park at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Spectators are welcome to come out and cheer on the walkers and runners as they make their way along the 3.2-mile course.
    The walk was started by a group of women including breast cancer survivors who wanted to do a local event after taking part in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk. Each year the group seeks to raise $10,000-$15,000 through its various fundraisers including the signature walk.
    As in the past, a special area within the park will serve to remember those who lost the fight, honor those who won and encourage those who are in the midst of the battle. A variety of other supporting activities are planned and supporters will gather prior to the walk for the annual survivors’ photo.
    The cost to participate is $35. Same day registration and pre-registration  check-in begins at 8 a.m.
    Non-runners and walkers, can still support the cause by taking a chance on one of the many raffle items that will be given away at the close of run.
    All funds raised will be split between Riverside Medical and ACS.