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2nd Annual Pink Warrior 5K Powder Run/Walk

The Barnesville Hospital Foundation is hosting its 2nd Annual Pink Warrior 5K Powder Run/Walk on October 18th at 9:00 am at the Barnesville Depot. The race was first held in 2013, bringing in a record breaking crowd for the event. Coordinators Karen Mihalic and Peggy Skinner hope to make this years 5K even more memorable. We have added additional color stations, added additional colors to be tossed at participants, and we ramping up the entertainment stated Mihalic. Our goal is give the best time we can to the attendees, so they continue to support our cause.

This year, area schools were invited to volunteer at the event. We want to involve the teens in their communitys health, while letting them have a great time supporting our cause, states Skinner. We have representatives from West Virginia Northern Community College, Barnesville, Union Local, Beallsville, St Sylvesters, and St Clairsville school systems.

A non-toxic colored cornstarch is tossed at participants as they pass through the seven color stations that are set up along the 5K path. Also, there is entertainment provided throughout the course by Marching Bands, DJs, Cheerleaders, Vocal Bands, and the thundering Harleys set up to rumble the attendees through the tunnel.

Pre-registration: Now through 10/6/14; 11 years and older $20.00 (t-shirt included). Youth 10 and under free, but you can preorder a t-shirt for $10.00. After 10/6/14, race day registration only.

Day of event registration, $25.00 (no t-shirt guaranteed) Youth 10 and under are free. (no t-shirt guaranteed)

No refunds Event held rain or shine.

The proceeds go towards the Breast Health Fund, which provides assistance to under and un-insured patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer through Barnesville Hospital. Its our way of giving back to those in need during their difficult time says Mihalic. If you feel you or someone in your family may be eligible for assistance, please contact Barnesville Hospitals Patient Financial Counselor, Chris Mellinger, at (740) 425-5136, or Karen Mihalic, Imaging Operations Manager, at (740) 425-5145, extension #3205.

You can register online at http://www.barnesvillehospital.com/5k.php (requires online payment), or you can print and mail registration form. Please also LIKE the Barnesville Hospital Foundation Facebook page.

The top 5 men and top 5 women runners will be awarded prizes. Door prizes will be on hand. Strollers are welcome but be advised you may want to have cover for the little ones face as you pass through the color stations.

Sponsors are still being accepted. Any questions, please contact Karen Mihalic or Peggy Skinner at (740) 425-5114.

The digital mammography unit at Barnesville Hospital represents state-of-the-art technology which is utilized in the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Barnesville Hospital also offers diagnostic breast ultrasound as well as some breast interventional procedures which are essential for the accurate diagnosis of breast cancer. For information about Barnesville Hospital=s Womens Imaging Services, call (740) 425-5114. To schedule an appointment, contact Central Scheduling at (740) 425-5123.

Interpretation of all mammograms is done by Radiology Associates, a 13-person group of board certified radiologists with subspecialty training in Womens Imaging. Radiology Associates Inc. provides diagnostic and radiology services at Barnesville Hospital, Wheeling Hospital, Belmont Community Hospital, Wetzel County Hospital, Reynolds Memorial Hospital and Weirton Medical Center.