There is a very good chance that you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, if it has not been yourself.
When someone is suffering from an ailment we have not experienced, we often say to ourselves “I wish there was something I could do.” Likewise, the person suffering may feel no one understands what they are going through.
The Encore Breast Cancer Support Group brings together women who are dealing, or have dealt, with breast cancer and offers a variety of programming reflecting the needs of the members.
The Encore Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk, held the second Saturday in October is, like so many other events, going virtual this year.
That won’t dampen the mission, of course, as we bring together an entire community who support this great group of women and their cause in helping others with a breast cancer diagnosis. This year, register as you would normally, but cover your chosen course, on your schedule. If you’d like to maintain the tradition of running (or walking) the course on the second Saturday of October, you can can join a small, properly-distanced contingent that very morning, October 10th, at the YWCA. Pick up your shirt then, or anytime from October 10th through the 31st.
For those who do not live in Adams County, the fall is a beautiful time to visit Gettysburg and tour the Gettysburg National Military Park. The National Apple Harvest Festival – a great event for the entire family – occurs the same weekend as the race and is only a short drive from the YWCA. More information on that festival can be found at http://www.appleharvest.com/
Click here for the 2012 results sorted by time (pdf file).