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20th annual Liz Hurley Ribbon run nearing capacity, expected to be one of the biggest

HUNTSVILLE – Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s 20th annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run is expected to be one of the biggest and best races in the event’s history. More than 5,500 participants have already registered for the milestone celebration taking place on Saturday, October 21, through downtown Huntsville, and fewer than 1,000 spots remain.

For 20 years, Ribbon Run has provided North Alabama women with cutting-edge technology and equipment to screen and diagnose breast cancer earlier. Ribbon Run also invests in patient lives by providing Surviving and Thriving classes, so survivors have access to essential information and a powerful network of fellow survivors.

“The impact the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run has had on our community is remarkable,” said Huntsville Hospital Foundation President Sarah Savage-Jones. “Over the past 20 years, Ribbon Run has become a pillar of hope, support and celebration for breast cancer patients and survivors. Every October is a new opportunity for North Alabama residents to rally around these women and raise funds for Huntsville Hospital and Madison Hospital Breast Centers … Every donor and runner has played a role in ensuring thousands of women have more birthdays and years with their families. There is no greater gift.”

Proceeds from the 2023 Liz Hurley Ribbon Run will provide for the top-priority needs of not-for-profit Huntsville Hospital Breast Center, including an additional ultrasound machine and specialized ultrasound table. This new, high-tech equipment will reduce wait times so patients have access to the diagnostic screenings they need, detecting breast cancers earlier and more accurately.

The 20th annual Ribbon Run will kick off with the Survivors’ Walk at 8 a.m., giving race participants the opportunity to honor and cheer on participating breast cancer survivors. The 5K race will then begin at 8:30 a.m., with runner awards at 10 a.m.

Participants should register prior to Sunday, October 15, to beat the registration price increase.  For more information or to register, please visit lizhurleyribbonrun.org.

The Foundation thanks 2023 Premier Sponsors CFD Research and Torch Technologies for their generous contributions to this event and cause.

Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund

WAFF 48 news anchor Liz Hurley established the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund at Huntsville Hospital Foundation in 1999 following her own fight against breast cancer. Thanks to generous supporters of the fund, more than $6.6 million has been raised to support breast cancer awareness programs and to equip Huntsville and Madison Hospitals’ Breast Centers with the latest diagnostic technology.

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville Hospital Foundation exists to provide lifesaving technology and meaningful programs that improve patient lives. The Foundation raises essential funding for not-for-profit Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children, and Madison Hospital through individual and corporate donations, providing more than $6 million in funding for hospital needs each year. For more information, visit huntsvillehospitalfoundation.org.

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