More than 900 military personnel and community members supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month by competing in Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s annual 5K run/walk, Saturday at the main hospital campus.
The event, a partnership between MWR and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Oncology Department, aimed to increase the post community’s knowledge of the disease, and remind women of the importance of regular breast-health screenings and early detection.
Health Screenings Save Lives
“This is a fantastic event every year and I want to thank everyone for coming out today,” said Col. Michael Greenberg, Fort Belvoir Garrison commander. “Early detection saves lives and this event shows survivors that we really care about them and support them. This event represents our partnership with Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, our MWR staff, our garrison staff and our community at large. This hospital does a tremendous job for our community—more than 99,000 people are seen here every year. Remember, it’s all about early detection so, please, go get that mammogram and take care of yourself.”
A Sea of Pink
Participants showed their support across the age divisions, taking to the pavement in every shade of pink and uniting with fellow runners to spread the word about supporting cancer research, forging solidarity and promoting a message of hope. For more information, visit http://www.fbch.capmed.mil.
Men’s Open Champion
Christian Schreckhise • 19:23
Women’s Open Champion
Shannon Garrett • 23:50
Ryan Ogden • 25:11
Best Group Turnout
Belvoir Girl Scout Service Unit 53-5