Cheatham County’s nonprofit for breast cancer awareness held another successful Booby Bolt 5k on Oct. 7.
Pink Out for Hope’s annual fundraiser brought in more than 600 registrants from the middle Tennessee area – making it the second largest Booby Bolt in the event’s history.
Amy Douglas, the nonprofit’s president, said this year’s 5k was a “huge success” and her team is “very happy with the turnout.”
“We had 36 survivors register for the event, which is a huge blessing to be able to honor these ladies and celebrate their victory over breast cancer,” Douglas said. “It is by far the most touching part of the race. This was the most survivors we have had to participate and I am so thankful these ladies chose to come and celebrate this with us.”
“After a cancer diagnosis, every year in remission is a reason for a celebration,” she added.
2021 remains Pink Out for Hope’s largest fundraiser, with 671 participants showing up at Balthrop Park in Pleasant View to run or walk the 3.1 miles and raise money for breast cancer awareness in Cheatham County.
This year, Joshua Novotny, 17, of Pleasant View was the overall male winner with a time of 17:47. Julia Cole, 23, of Nashville was the overall female winner with a time of 24:22.
“The atmosphere is one of unity, love, hope, and awareness for a disease that affects everyone whether through a mother, sister, daughter, or friend,” Douglas said. “We are so thankful our only fundraiser was received with so much excitement and has given us many opportunities to assist local breast cancer patients in the Cheatham County areas.”
The local nonprofit’s mission is to raise funds for promising research to help prevent and cure breast cancer cancer; to help save lives by increasing awareness; and to give hope to patients who are currently battling this disease through financial support.
Pink Out for Hope is looking to expand its reach and help more women in South Cheatham County – Kingston Springs and Pegram.
If you know of someone who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and they live or work in Cheatham County, they can receive assistance from Pink Out for Hope. Go to https://pinkoutforhope.org/need-assistance/ for full details on the nonprofit’s patient assistance grants.
Those affected can also reach out to Pink out for Hope by email, email@example.com, and on Facebook.