What is the 4K Fun Run for Hope against Cervical Cancer?
This is a 4K run being held to spread awareness and promote self testing for cervical cancer in underserved areas of the US as well as across the globe.
Why run for cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of female cancer mortality in the world. Countries like Africa, South East Asia, and South America have significantly higher cervical cancer rates. Particularly, in the United States, incidences of cervical cancer arise largely because of poverty, lack of health insurance, lack of access to preventive services, and the invasive nature of cancer screenings. Often, women hesitate to get screened for cervical cancer due to these reasons. The impact of these reasons is felt locally in the DMV area as well. For example, certain counties of Maryland like Dorchester and Somerset County have a 25% higher incidence of cervical cancer than the rest of the country. However, these rates can be reduced through screening and the HPV vaccine.
What is the role of Service Beyond Borders for this cause?
Service Beyond Borders aims at targeting these underserved areas in the US and the World, to reduce the risk and prevent cervical cancer. We are giving away self-testing kits like the one shown above to encourage and enable women in under-served areas to screen themselves. The retail cost of each kit is $89. Proceeds from the run will be used to purchase and give away more such kits, so that many more young girls and women can benefit from them.
How do I sign up?
We're overjoyed that you're interested in supporting our mission to help raise awareness for cervical cancer! Simply click the "Register" button. If you have any questions about registering for our run, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (703)718-6940.
Runners will receive a race shirt and bottled water. Be sure to register prior to August 20 to be guaranteed a shirt. Award for 1st place and runners-up will be given in adult and children categories.
Where to park?
Please enter the park at the Visitor Center entrance and follow signs for parking for the Picnic Pavillion on the gravel parking lot. Additional parking can be found at other parking areas of the Park.
About the Trail:
The Trail is part dirt and part gravel and all around the Frying Pan Farm Park, also included is a nature trail in the woods. Strollers are not allowed in the nature trail and will have to take the alternate route. Be careful of horse wagons, don't touch any animals or their fences. Be aware of Poison Ivy as it is a nature park.
What to bring for the Run?
Bug Spray, Sun screen, Hat/cap, closed shoes, wear loose fitting clothing to cover skin, exposed skin can get allergies and bites.
Where can I pick up registration packets?
Registration packets will be available for pick up on August 31st at Meeting Room at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151 AT 1-4:30 pm
Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park (Pavilion)
Registration material will be available for pick up at MEETING ROOM, Chantilly Regional Library on 8/31/2019 between 1-4:30pm.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE