DERRY — Derry Imaging Center will host a 50-yard dash event to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Center’s “Doing It 4 A Cure” team.
There’s only one hitch — runners will take to the pavement in high heels and pink clothing and accessories.
More than a dozen runners, including medical professionals, doctors and celebrity guests, will be part of the “See Doc Run” event on Sept 12. The first race begins at 5:30 p.m. at Overlook Medial Park, 6 Tsienneto Road.
The public is invited to come cheer on their favorites, with proceeds going to support the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk set for next month in October.
Nearly $8,000 has been raised for the Derry Imaging team. The goal is $10,000.
In addition to the races, there will be raffles, pink nail manicures, pink hair extensions and a bake sale.
The pink fire truck from the organization Pink Heals will also be on site with its motto “Cares Enough to Wear Pink.” People will be able to write the name of a loved one that has battled or is battling cancer on the side of the vehicle.
“We are continually touched by the struggle women go through after a diagnosis of breast cancer and helping make a difference in this cause means a lot to us,” Derry Imaging director Heidi Clark said.
Clark said the Derry Imaging team will accept donations up until the day of the Making Strides event next month.
“We have an incredibly enthusiastic team walking this year,” Clark said.
She noted that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all women should plan their yearly mammograms.
For information about the “See Doc Run” event, call Derry Imaging at 537-3021.