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Hear Our Voices-Team Holly 5K Walk/Run set for September 9

Jul 31, 2018 • by Vali G. Heist, Certified Professional Organizer
Hear Our Voices 5K

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time for the 5th annual Hear Our Voices 5K! Please join me and my family on Sunday, September 9th, to continue my sister-in-law Holly’s legacy and to benefit Breast Cancer Support Services (BCSS) of Berks.

Special thanks to those of you who have supported us these past four years!! And we need more help than ever.  

Why “Hear Our Voices”?? Because Holly wanted the voices of the women and men who had breast cancer to be heard and that’s why she started the first 5K. She lived a lot longer than someone diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer should live, but she was a fighter. That’s why we called her the Cancer Ninja.  And as someone with breast cancer who lived in Berks County, she got the full support of Berks County Support Services.    

The 2018 Run/Walk will again be held at Gring’s Mill in Reading and I am asking for your support of Team Holly. All proceeds will stay local and will fund the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County (BCSS). The services of BCSS include up-to-date and unbiased cancer information, support groups, a support line, educational seminars, lending library and last but not least the personal support of the staff. I have been honored to speak to the BCSS on several occasions.   

Here’s how you can support Holly’s Walk/Run:  

Walk or Run! Please form a team of friends, family or business colleagues and obtain a registrationform (deadline is August 20 to receive the discount and a t-shirt) by going to the race page at PretzelCitySports website or go to the BCSS events page.Be a Spectator! This is a family-friendly event where strollers and wagons are welcome! Enjoy the food, games, rock and face painting for kids, a DJ, and cheer on the runners and walkers. There are also fabulous raffle prizes to win!Be a Sponsor! We need more business sponsors this year and I am humbly asking for your support! There are many opportunities to be sponsor. Your business’s name can appear on the t-shirt or you can donate items to be included in the gift bag given to all the runners. Obtain a sponsorship form by contacting me at [email protected] and I’ll email one to you. Donate Raffle Prizes! Our raffles prizes were the best ever last year so promote your restaurant, service, or product by donating an item for our raffle. Raffle prizes can be gifts cards, services, or items from a company or individual. I will pick your item(s) up!! Please contact me directly at [email protected] or call me at 610-914-3483.Send a donation! If you can’t join us at the event, please consider sending a donation. Send any amount to BCSS of Berks, c/o Holly’s Walk, 529 Reading Ave., Suite C, West Reading, PA 19611.

Thank you in advance for supporting this event. Your donation means so much to the women and men who use the services at BCSS of Berks and to Holly’s legacy. 

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