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December 8, 2019

10/16/2019 11:51:00 AM
Snowy walk: Walkers raise awareness, dollars for breast health

It wasn't the most ideal conditions, but that didn't deter the heartiness and enthusiasm of 67 walkers (and two dogs) that participated in the 2019 Tammy Hall Breast Health Fund Walk Saturday morning.

Snow showered upon walkers who took part in the 5K walk from Windom Area Middle High School to the Windom Square and back, or the one-mile walk from the middle high school to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and back.

However, hearty Minnesotans came dressed in layers for the walk, including everything from winter coats and stocking caps to snow suits. One item that virtually every walker was wearing was a pink lei handed out to all registrants prior to the walk.

Although there were 67 walkers who participated, Emily Saffert, public relations/marketing coordinator at Windom Area Health, said that a total of 85 people registered.

Most importantly, walkers' efforts raised an estimated $5,450, after expenses, which go to the women's health fund at Windom Area Health. Those dollars are used to help local women with education and treatment.

In addition, 10% of that total goes toward cancer research.

For more on the event, see the story in the Oct. 16 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen on newsstands today.


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