Coug moms and students run in Mom’s Weekend 5K to fight breast cancertrevor.havard
By: Trevor Havard – College of Education Intern
The WSU Sport Management Club’s annual Moms on the Glo 5K couldn’t be stopped by the torrential rain that fell on Saturday during Mom’s Weekend.
Despite the poor weather, approximately 70 cougar moms, students, and others gathered in their bright colors to take part in the Mom’s Weekend 5K event. This annual event raises awareness for breast cancer and the proceeds are donated to the Every Woman Can foundation, who helps women get mammograms who cannot afford them.
According to the American Cancer Society, 68 percent of uninsured women do not get mammograms, which are vital to catching breast cancer early and helping make breast cancer treatable. The Moms on the Glo 5K works to reduce this number and raised over $800 this year for Every Woman Can.
Sport Management Club Event Coordinator Chelsea Gorman was grateful to everyone who came out.
“Even though it was pouring down raining everyone who came out had a great time,” she said. “It was great to see all the runners dressed up and so enthusiastic about our 5K and about helping Every Woman Can.”
Many participants who ran in the race were rewarded for their efforts. Prizes were given out to the fastest and most-spirited participants which included a laser-signed Richard Sherman Seahawks football, Seattle Sounders prize packs, WSU football tickets, and more.
The annual 5K event will take place again on Mom’s Weekend next year and will look to help Every Woman Can even more.