On October 28, 2023, the Onslow Memorial Hospital Foundation, in partnership with Onslow Memorial Hospital Women’s Imaging, will host the annual Miles for Mammos 5k at the Jacksonville Commons in support of Julie’s Pink Warrior Project.

Julie’s Pink Warrior Project provides free screening mammograms to the underinsured and uninsured in Onslow County. Since its inception in 2018, Onslow Memorial Hospital Foundation has provided over 395 mammograms.

“This race is gearing up to be the biggest yet,” said Jennifer Provost, Director of Onslow Radiation Oncology. “We have had amazing support in sponsorships and have exceeded our fundraising goal for the first time in years; we have over 90 people registered, and we expect that number to grow in the coming weeks.”

The Onslow Memorial Hospital Foundation Project is named after Julie Zerkle, a breast cancer warrior who lost her battle with cancer at 38 years old. The Foundation along with Onslow Memorial Hospital employees created this fund because they identified access to screening mammograms as a barrier for the under and uninsured. Julie’s Pink Warrior Project saw its first patient on July 3, 2018, and has been helping women in Onslow County ever since.

In 2020, Julie’s Pink Warrior Project began partnering with the Onslow County Health Department to bring the Breast Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) back to Onslow County. The BCCCP program is a community-based partnership created to help provide uninsured or underinsured individuals who face high out-of-pocket costs due to insurance deductibles full access to breast and cervical cancer screening.

To support Julie’s Pink Warrior Project and register for Miles for Mammos 5k on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the Jacksonville Commons, visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/NC/Jacksonville/MilesforMammos5kand1mileFunRun.

Spots on race day may be limited. If you are interested in setting up a vendor booth for this event, please contact: [email protected]