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Openings for Liz Hurley 5K race running low

HUNTSVILLE – If you’re planning to join the field for the 20th annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run this month and haven’t registered, well, you better do so, and soon.

More than 5,500 participants have already signed up for the race through downtown Huntsville. It is sponsored by the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and benefits the hospital’s Breast Center.

Entry spots are nearing capacity with fewer than 1,000 left. Participants registering before Oct. 15, will beat the registration price increase. For more information or to register, visit lizhurleyribbonrun.org.

It’s expected that by race time Oct. 21 the milestone event will have grown into one of the
biggest in its history. Hurley, an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist who has spent more than three decades at WAFF-TV, survived a battle with the disease.

“The impact the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run has had on our community is remarkable,” Huntsville Hospital Foundation President Sarah Savage-Jones said. “Over the past 20 years, Ribbon Run has become a pillar of hope, support and celebration for breast cancer patients and survivors. Every October is a new opportunity for North Alabama residents to rally around these women and raise funds for Huntsville Hospital and Madison Hospital Breast Centers

“Every donor and runner has played a role in ensuring thousands of women have more birthdays and years with their families. There is no greater gift.”

According to the Foundation, for 20 years the Ribbon Run has provided North Alabama women with cutting-edge technology and equipment to screen and diagnose breast cancer earlier. Ribbon Run also invests in patient lives by providing Surviving and Thriving classes, so survivors have access to essential information and a powerful network of fellow survivors.

Proceeds from the 2023 Run will provide for the top-priority needs of the Huntsville Hospital Breast Center, including an additional ultrasound machine and specialized ultrasound table. This new, high-tech equipment will reduce wait times so patients have access to the diagnostic screenings they need, detecting breast cancers earlier and more accurately.

The Run kicks off with the Survivors’ Walk at 8 a.m., giving race participants the opportunity to honor participating breast cancer survivors. The 5K race starts at 8:30 a.m., with runner awards at 10 a.m. Premier Sponsors for the event are CFD Research and Torch Technologies.

The WAFF news anchor established the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund at Huntsville Hospital
Foundation in 1999 following her fight against breast cancer. More than $6.6 million has been raised to support breast cancer awareness programs and to equip Huntsville and Madison hospitals’ Breast Centers with the latest diagnostic technology.

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