Pink Warrior Angels hold registration party for 4th annual Dash
By LYNETTE SOWELL
On Saturday at Walmart, the Pink Warrior Angels held a registration party for the 4rd annual Pink Warrior Dash 5K, set for Saturday, September 29 at 8 a.m. in Copperas Cove City Park.
“The community support is always so humbling and appreciated,” said Pink Warrior Angels co-founder Julie Moser. “Our goal was to have 100 people register at the party. We exceeded this with 123 new registrations. We have just about 200 hundred racers signed up and our overall goal is 400.”
Along with the PWA volunteers, the Copperettes from Copperas Cove High School volunteered and also gave dance performances.
National Junior Honor Society members from Copperas Cove Junior High School were also on site to help register participants and also help customers learn more about PWA or register for the race.
Registration for the race is presently $30 for ages 10 years and up, with a special rate of $15 for participants under 10 years old. Registration can be done online at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/event_step2/Mjk3MjM=/20325. Same-day registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. at City Park on the morning of the event.
Each registrant for the 5K Run/Walk will receive a swag bag filled with coupons and goodies from local businesses, and awards will be given to the top male and female finishers. Integrity Rehab and Home Health will be offering ice packs and assistance to runners near the first aid station, with Crunch Fitness helping with the warmups prior to the race.
The Pink Warrior Dash 5k is a fundraiser for the Pink Warrior Angels, founded by Moser along with fellow breast cancer survivor Jen Reynolds of New Braunfels. The two met while undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Funds raised from the race will go to continue to support breast cancer patients, said Moser.
“We give on the average $5,000 a month to those asking for financial assistance. The number of people it goes to varies from person to person and the requested amount,” said Moser. “Requests come in for gas money, hotel bills to be paid while at treatment, grocery money, car repair money so they can get to and from treatment or even rent.”
Moser said the group is working on a scholarship program and MetAwish, with scholarships for college students who have a parent who has been diagnosed with cancer.