Health & Wellness

Get your Walk, Run, Ride or Shop On…

… to Help Fight Cancer

Amidst fall colors of pumpkin orange, goldenrod gold and apple red, October is, of course, the pink month. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, pink gets plenty of play, via ribbons, billboards, football stadiums, milk cartons and who-knows-what. But the good news is, we get plenty of opportunities to play, all while contributing to the let’s beat cancer cause. Roper St. Francis is a proud sponsor of community events, large and small, that help raise awareness and funds to support cancer research and cancer patients.

As the kick-off to cancer awareness month, the 7th Annual Jerry Zucker Charleston Ride for Hope was held on September 28. Roper St. Francis Cancer Care and the Levine Cancer Institute was proud to sponsor the event that drew nearly 200 cyclists who, along with 17th-time Tour de France finisher George Hincapie, bicycled either 66 miles, 30 miles or the 10-mile family ride through Awendaw, Huger and the Francis Marion Forest. The Ride for Hope raised $70,000 to benefit cancer charities in the Lowcountry.

For those who prefer two feet to two wheels, the annual Komen Race for the Cure is always a great time for runners and walkers. This year’s race, October 18 at the Family Circle Stadium on Daniel Island, will draw thousands of participants for the beautiful 5K course, all to support the Komen Foundation and its breast cancer research. Roper St. Francis Cancer Care will again be a sponsor, so register now, and look for our table at the event.

And if you prefer to race to the checkout counter rather than the finish line, you’re in luck! Roper St. Francis has a deal for you, thanks to this year’s PinkStyle event at Tanger Outlets. From now until Oct. 25, you and your friends (anyone can participate!) can pay $10 for an unlimited number of coupons that offer 25 percent off a single item at certain Tanger Outlets stores, or pay $5 for five 25 percent off a single item coupons.

To buy the $10 coupon pack, click here, choose “Charleston, South Carolina” from the drop down menu, then click the “Purchase Now” button.

The $5 pack is available at the following locations: Breast Centers, the gift shops at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital, the Roper St. Francis Foundation office, the Healing Boutique or Tanger Outlets’ Shopper Services. Cash only will be accepted for those purchases.

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