LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2021) – The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation will bring together and celebrate cancer survivors during its upcoming Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K race in Nicholasville, on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m., at the RJ Corman racecourse.
This is the sixth anniversary of the race, which took a break in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K, presented by RJ Corman Railroad Group, is open to runners of all ages. Support from the race provides free mammography and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic testing, and program support to underinsured and uninsured patients across Kentucky. Every dollar raised will support Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! programs statewide.
“Raising awareness and support around mammograms and cervical screenings is critical,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “This 5K is so important, as it allows us to continue to raise funds to provide early detection services for patients who may not have been screened otherwise – it can be lifesaving. In the past, it was always a day to celebrate breast cancer survivors for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but with the addition of our new Yes, Cerv! program, we are proud to bring together even more survivors to raise awareness together.”
The Foundation launched the Yes, Cerv! program last year. Similar to Yes, Mamm!, this new cervical cancer screening initiative promotes Pap tests and HPV vaccinations, provides patients with cervical cancer screenings, early stage diagnoses and oncological pelvic treatment.
The Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K will include cash prizes, medals, RJ Corman’s famous homemade ice cream, a hot lunch, and more. There will be a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person.
The race begins rain or shine at 9 a.m. Registration for the Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K will remain open until midnight Friday, Oct. 15. To register online, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Nicholasville/YesMamm5KatRJCorman.
R.J. Corman Railroad Group is located at 101 R.J. Corman Drive, Nicholasville, KY.
Sponsors for the event include presenting sponsor RJ Corman Railroad Group, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, CLARK Raising Hope, CHI Saint Joseph Health Breast Care, Pathology & Cytology Laboratories, Inc., Physicians Realty Trust, CHI Saint Joseph Health Continuing Care Hospital, Drs. John Stewart and Magdalene Karon, Commonwealth smiles and Drs. Kimberly Stigers, Jessica Croley, Richard Budde, Marta Kenney and John Strifling.
For more information about the Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K, call 859.313.1704 or visit chisaintjosephhealth.org/chi-saint-joseph-health/ways-to-help/saint-joseph-hospital-foundation/events/yes-mamm/yes-mamm-5k.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation supports CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.