St. Mary's Medical Center Foundation / Huntington, WV / (304) 526-1211

Path to the Cure

All proceeds support St. Mary’s Pink Ribbon Fund and Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH)

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Research shows a direct link between good health and the prevention of breast cancer. The PATH to the Cure 5K Walk/Run is designed to bring our community together to raise money for charity while getting healthy and having fun. Last year’s 5K was the largest in Huntington’s history with over 3,000 people registered, 2,700 finishing the race and raising nearly $75,000.

The majority of the proceeds from the event will go to the St. Mary’s Breast Center Pink Ribbon Fund, which provides free mammograms to local uninsured and underinsured women in the Tri-State. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the development of the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH), a bicycle and pedestrian trail system for the city of Huntington. We hope you will sponsor our efforts to support good health and a strong sense of community.

Your sponsorship of PATH to the Cure supports the St. Mary’s Pink Ribbon Fund along with the PATH (Paul Ambrose Trail for Health).

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women in the United States, with over 200,000 women in the U.S. diagnosed yearly. The Pink Ribbon Fund was established to assure that all women, regardless if they have health insurance or not, will have access to free mammography services. Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means that treatment can be started earlier in the course of the disease, with the potential of saving lives.

“PATH to the Cure is a way for all of us to come together and do something that is not only fun, but makes a difference in the lives of many women in our community.”
— Julie Neal, volunteer event coordinator