2014 Event Details
The 16th Annual Family Healthcare Clinic's “Miles for Mammograms” 5K Charity Race and 2K Fun Walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27th 2014. The race will start near the Dewey Hotel & Tom Mix Museum. Map of the certified “TAC” course in beautiful downtown Dewey is posted under the registration link.
We have partnered with the popular ‘Western Heritage Days’ that the City of Dewey hosts annually. This exciting partnership will help both events to help bring people to Dewey and experience the Western Heritage Days numerous events. Be sure to stay after the race and visit all of the street vendors, cattle drive, Western parade, and Wild West Show. For more details about Western Heritage Days be sure to visit their Facebook page.
For this year’s Miles for Mammograms race the top three finishers in each age group will receive medals. Prizes to Top Male & Top Female. Prizes will also be awarded for 1) Best-Pinked Team, 2) Best-Pinked Individual and 3) Participant who raises the most donations 4) Team that raises the most in donations.
Miles for Mammograms can also be supported without having to attend the event. It’s called “Sleepin' in for Mammograms”. For $25 you can support the Mammogram Program, receive a T-shirt and get their beauty rest all at the same time either by registering on-line or mailing in their ”Sleepin' In” registration and payment.
Families, co-workers and friends are encouraged to form teams. There is no extra cost of team registration. Call Family Healthcare Clinic for team packets, 918.336.4822.
Don't miss the Pre-Party, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at Family Healthcare Clinic from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! You can pre-register NOW and we will have your t-shirt and race packet ready for you to pick up at the Pre-Party. You can also register at the pre-party and get your t-shirt and race packets early. We will have popcorn and refreshments.
You asked for it and now you'll get it! Miles for Mammograms is proud to announce that we will now be offering a "Youth" option for kids wanting to run the 5K and get a YOUTH-sized shirt! For the discounted cost of $15 (basically the cost of the t-shirt and the timing chip), your child will be timed while they run the 5K and get a shirt in youth sizes S-XL! As the popularity of children wanting to run the race, be timed, and get a properly fitting t-shirt has increased, we expect this to be a great benefit - and a good price - for all those kids who have found the joy of running.
Youth registration is for children 13 and under only. Youth shirts available race day while supplies lasts.
How it all started...
Family Healthcare Clinic assumed the Mammogram Program (a program initiated by staff and volunteers of the former Bartlesville YWCA) in 2003. This program, a perfect fit for FHC’ Cancer Prevention and Health Maintenance Program, provides free Mammograms for patients who are in need of but are unable to afford access to this lifesaving screening procedure.
2014 marks the 16th year for Miles for Mammograms 5K. M4M has become one of areas top races with over 400 runners last year. Come out and support the 2014 event on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Show you care with pink hair!
Get your 2014 pink strands at these participating salons:
~Gail's Hairstyling & Spa
~Tri Couny Tech Center Salon
~Green Country Village
~La Bella Dolce
Special Thanks to Jeanette Pearson and Mary Jo Strack for putting it all together! Strand up 2011 raised over $5,000!
Revard SERVES AS 2014 HONORARY CHAIR
My name is Jennifer Revard. I would like to take a moment of your time to express my gratitude for the support I have received over the past few months. On July 19, 2013, my life and many lives around me were changed forever by 3 little words-“you have cancer.” To say I was shocked would be the understatement of the century. I tried to argue with the doctor, but he insisted he was correct and that I would need to see someone else. Just about my only risk factor for breast cancer is the fact that I am a girl. Most of my friends and family cried when they heard the news. I was just extremely irritated. I DID NOT have time for this-it was the beginning of the busiest time of the year around my house-FOOTBALL SEASON!!! I had games to go to, kids to take care of, a house to clean, laundry to do, and a husband to support. Not to mention school was just around the corner where I have 600 kiddos to play with. As this change in plans began, I felt as though I was watching a movie-was all this really happening? We had no idea where to begin doctor wise. Three women from three different parts of my life each recommended the same doctor. We took that as a sign. We began with Dr. Smith in Tulsa. She confirmed the type of cancer I had and began my treatment plan, which would consist of surgeries and chemotherapy.
During each appointment (they seemed like a never-ending line) my husband was right by my side. He never let me go to anything by myself. We have been together since we were 12 years old, and he was not about to let me go through this alone. He stepped away from a job that our life had revolved around for the past 16 years to take care of me. I know missing or being late for practice killed him, but I also know he had a wonderful staff of coaches who were willing to step up and pick up the slack. It also helped that he had a wonderful group of young men playing for him who worked hard and gave their all no matter what.
I tried to be brave and strong, but the truth is, I have cried more tears than I would ever care to admit. I hated the thought of being a burden on my family…who would take care of everyone? I hated the fact that Chris, my husband, was pulled away from his team. I did not want to be an embarrassment to my son, or for him to think of his mama as weak and sick. I have no idea how Chris had the strength and energy, but somehow God knew, and Chris carried me through all this. He reassured me over and over of his love and commitment to me. To be honest, it was almost as if we fell in love all over again. I do not think we have ever been as close as we are now. I mentioned earlier that this experience changed not only my life, but many lives around me. I think I can speak for Chris when I say this, but we have felt as though this entire community rallied around us. Our friends, our school and our church gave us more support than we could ever have imagined. In case you have not noticed, Dewey is a pretty amazing place to live. We are so grateful. I have no idea how to repay everyone, so we just pay it forward when someone is in need. I know that God had His hand on all of us throughout this entire process. He guided my doctors and gave me strength for healing. I cannot tell you how many people both put together and attended a benefit dinner for me. I had a friend tell me that this had touched her and made her be a “do-er.” She took an active role in helping my family instead of just sitting back and thinking about it. I know many people missed many hours with their families to work on helping my family, and for that I say, “thank you,” from the bottom of my heart. As bad as all of this was at times, I know it as a blessing from God. My family is closer and stronger than ever. We saw God work in so many ways, from health concerns to being able to pay medical bills. We saw His work in friends and family and even strangers, who cared enough or had been touched by cancer. I would really hate for something bad to happen around here…my friends would kick its rear before it had a chance to do any real harm!
I learned I did not have to do everything at home, nor did it have to be done right then and there. I have learned to relax and enjoy little moments with my family. I do not always have to be washing, folding, or cleaning something. I have learned to appreciate Chris, too. He could have easily run the other way, but he did not, and for that I am grateful. I would have never made it without his constant love and reassurance. I am so grateful for my caregivers. I had some pretty amazing women help take care of me, too. I never felt alone through all this. Although there were many difficult moments, I know God was by our side. Thank you for your prayers and support. It is over, and I won!
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Reason to run!
Cancer remains a leading cause of deaths in Washington County. Without access to physical exams and screening processes, many are diagnosed too late for life saving intervention. Family Healthcare Clinic provides families with access to affordable health care, free clinical breast exams, mammograms and other cancer preventative services. The people who need this service depend on you to keep this vital program available. Miles for Mammograms directly funds the mammography program as well as other cancer screenings. Remember all proceeds stay in our area to help families in our community.
What's your reason to run?