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Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler Celebrates Fundraising Achievement

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The Charlottesville Women's Four Miler is celebrating a fundraising first. Participants raised $370,000 to support the University of Virginia Cancer Center's breast care program. The group presented the check to the center Monday night.

The funds will help provide informational bags for patients to ease the transition of being diagnosed with cancer. Money will also support UVA's mobile van to provide mammograms to underserved parts of the region.

"I think it's just going to create more excitement hopefully for women to say, ‘OK it is easy to fundraise and is easy just to ask people.’ Our motto or slogan for the past few years is to ask five women for $25, and that would push us way over what we've raised this year,” said Audrey Lorenzoni, co-director of the race.

Each year, the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler attracts more than 3,500 runners and walkers. The fundraising goal for next year is $400,000.

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