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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Holds Yes, Mamm! 5K

Lexington, Ky. (October 13, 2016) — A record crowd of 500 people is expected on Saturday, October 15 for Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s second annual Yes, Mamm! 5K race in Nicholasville.
The event, held at R.J. Corman Railroad Group Headquarters, is open to all ages and includes music, homemade ice cream and a chip-timed walk/run. It raises funds for the Yes, Mamm! program, which provides mammography screening and diagnostics to underinsured patients. Every dollar raised will support Yes, Mamm! programs based in Lexington and Nicholasville, which serve individuals in 15 counties in the Commonwealth.
“We’re running miles for mammograms, and there is no better time to do it than Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, division vice president of development, KentuckyOne Health. “Early detection is key when treating breast cancer, and this 5K raises funds to ensure our neediest neighbors get life-saving breast cancer screenings.”

Registration for the Yes, Mamm! 5K is $35 until October 14. After that, people can register for $40 in person during pick-up Friday and the day of the event. KentuckyOne Health and RJ Corman employees can register for $25.
The race begins rain or shine at 9 a.m., with race day registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. To register online, visit
R.J. Corman Railroad Group is located at 101 R.J. Corman Drive, Nicholasville, KY.
For more information about the Yes, Mamm! 5K, call 859.313.2015.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016