5K supports breast cancer fighters, survivors

TaTa Trot steps off Sunday morning in Carbon Hill

The 13th annual TaTa Trot steps off from Carbon Hill Park Sunday morning with dozens of runners and walkers coming together to support a great cause—breast cancer awareness, support and prevention.
The Oct. 9 event will raise funds for the Riverside Cancer Institute through support of the Riverside Medical Cancer Foundation.
Each year, TaTa Trot organizers work to generate funds through the 5K run/walk and other fundraising events to support the work taking place at the medical center.
This year’s run/walk will get underway at 10 a.m., from Carbon Hill Park, 800 W. Lacy St. On-line advanced registration is still open at www.eventbrite.com at $30 per participant. Same day registration is $35. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Sunday and continues until 9:30 a.m.
There will also be an open registration at the park on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 3-5 p.m.
The TaTa Trot organization was established by a group of local women who know all too well that the fight against breast cancer is waged every day. The organization has remained true to its mission and in the process raised thousands of dollars to support the fight.
There will be raffle baskets, entertainment and a survivor area dedicated to those who are fighting, have fought and for those whose fight has ended.
According to the American Cancer Society an estimated 290,560 new cases of breast cancer—287,850 in women and 2,710 in men—will be diagnosed this year, and 11,340 of those cases in Illinois.