Family Fun and 5K Run Will Benefit Breast Cancer Patients at Providence Hospital

September 12, 2017 1:59 pm Published by

The Providence Hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Center and partner Bayside Insurance are kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Bras Across the CAUSEway, a fun, family-friendly event set for Sunday, Oct. 1 at 5:15 p.m.

The highlight of the day is a 5K Run/Walk on a certified 5K course that runs along the Causeway between Mobile and Spanish Fort. A one-mile Fun Run will also be held. Both races start and finish at the USS Alabama Battleship Park (2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile 36602.) A post-race party will include food and drinks, music, awards and lots of other activities for the whole family.

Pre-registration entry fees are $20 for adults and $15 for kids age 12 and under, and include a race T-shirt. Entry fees the day of the race are $25 and $20. Runners can register in person at McCoy Outdoor, Run-N-Tri and Fleet Feet in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope until noon on Sept. 29. Online registration is also available until 4 a.m. Sept. 30 at www.brasacrossthecauseway2017.eventbritecom.

The event will benefit the Providence Hospital Breast Cancer Outreach Fund which helps lighten the financial burden for breast cancer patients treated at Providence.

Founded in 1854 and based in Mobile, Ala., Providence Hospital offers 349 beds and comprehensive healthcare for emergency, cardiovascular, cancer, orthopedics, obstetrics and surgical services, as well as an outpatient diagnostic center and a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center. Providence Hospital has been designated a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama for spine, hip and knee surgeries, reflecting a high level of performance in patient safety and outcomes. For more information, visit www.providencehospital.org or call 251-633-1000.

About Providence

On the Gulf Coast, Providence based in Mobile, Alabama, and Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Florida, are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.