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2017 Pink Ribbon Events


To promote breast cancer awareness and gain support for Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund, Frederick Regional Health System (FRHS) has planned a series of events for the community during October.

Sadie Wolf, FMH senior development coordinator, says every dollar donated to the Fund is used directly for patient benefit; there are no administrative costs. “One hundred percent of the funds stay here locally,” Wolf said. “Every dollar going in is used for direct patient benefits.”

The Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at Frederick Memorial Hospital was established in 1999 by Jeff and Patty Hurwitz, after Patty was diagnosed with breast cancer. Early diagnosis was the key to Patty’s successful outcome, so the fund provides the most innovative options in early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Over the past decade, more than $1.5 million has been donated through community support and occasions like the Pink Ribbon events. By attending these events, community members can help raise money to benefit breast cancer survivors in the Frederick region.

Pink Ribbon 5k Run/Walk -Saturday, Oct. 7

The first Pink Ribbon event of the year kicks off at 8 a.m. with a 5k run/walk at Baker Park in Frederick. Participants are to meet in the William Talley Recreation Center. After the 5k, cancer survivors will be honored and race/fundraising awards will be presented.

  • $35 for adults, $5 per child 10 and under with participating adult

Pink Ribbon Fit Fest - Saturday, Oct. 14

Join local group fitness instructors for the 2017 Pink Ribbon Fit Fest at the Frederick Community College Athletic Center. Attendees can participate in Zumba®, Bang Power Dance®, Barre, Yoga, or listen to guest speakers. The event begins at 1 p.m.

  • $25 for adults ($20 before Oct. 1), $10 for ages 10-15 accompanying paid adult, and free for children 10 and under

2017 Breast Cancer Symposium - Wednesday, Oct. 18

FMH Crestwood will host the Annual Breast Cancer Symposium: Celebrating Life and Embracing Challenges: The Mind Body Connection for Optimal Healing. The event is free and open to the public. Call 240-566-4692 to pre-register.

Pink Ribbon Gala - Saturday, Oct. 21

Attendees of the 18th annual Pink Ribbon Gala will have the opportunity to tour the new James M Stockman Cancer Institute. There will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a classical guitarist, a silent auction of fine jewelry, and more.

To learn more about or to register for the upcoming Pink Ribbon events, visit Interpreters are available by advance request. Please call 240-566-4370 at least one week prior to each event to request an interpreter.

Categories: Events, Cancer