Cville Track Club Donates Over $300,000 to UVA Cancer Center
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Runners in Charlottesville are making a big wave over at the University of Virginia's Medical Center Monday night.
The Charlottesville Track Club is giving a large donation to the UVA Cancer Center. Organizers of the race are donating almost $350,000 to UVA's Breast Care Program.
More than 3,400 people ran the race back in September, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. The donation is a way of saying thanks to everyone who ran the Women's Four Miler this year.
The club is presenting the check to the directors of UVA's Breast Care Center.
The donation will also fund breast cancer research and help provide resources for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The money will help provide mammograms and genetic testing for women who otherwise could not afford those services.
"We're going further and further sets with our new mobile coach, so it's really great for us to be able to offer women who may not otherwise be able to afford a mammogram, have it through this program," said Tracey Gosse, a program manager at the Breast Care Center.
Since 1997 when the race started, they have raised more than $3 million for the breast care program.