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Paces4Pink 5K to raise awareness for breast cancer

September 30, 2018

The City of Tomball is inviting runners to race and walk in honor of breast cancer awareness and uphold the memory of a Tomball Police Department dispatcher.

The 6th annual Paces4Pink is a 5K run and one-mile walk designed to raise awareness for breast cancer while honoring Sherine Amanollahi, a Tomball PD dispatcher who died of breast cancer in 2012, according to the registration page for the event. Proceeds from Paces4Pink will go to Tomagwa Healthcare Ministries, a nonprofit medical facility aiding low-income, uninsured families in need of health care.

“[Tomagwa] will provide free breast screenings and other services to women who otherwise couldn’t afford them,” said Mike Baxter, director of marketing and tourism for Tomball.

Baxter said the event is a good, local option for runners wanting to support breast cancer awareness without having to travel into the city. This 5K is the only one the city of Tomball is hosting at the moment, Baxter said.

“If there are other runs elsewhere in the city, this is a close option for them so they don’t have to drive a great distance to support breast cancer awareness,” he said. “People feel like they have to drive downtown in order to take part and they don’t.”

The race will take place at the Tomball Train Depot Plaza on Oct. 5. All ages are allowed to participate, although pets are not allowed. Prizes will be given to the top three finishers based on age category.

chevall.pryce@chron.com

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