Inaugural breast health fund walk to take place in Windom
WINDOM -- Approximately 300 people are planning to make a difference one step at a time in Windom on Saturday, and the organizers of the Breast Health Fund Walk are looking for even more participants.
The idea for a breast health fund came to Tyann Marcy after she realized the Windom Area Hospital does not have a digital mammogram machine.
"It will cost about $190,000 for a machine," Marcy said. "I was hoping to get it paid for this year, but that's not going to happen."
There will be both a one- and three-mile walk, which will both begin at the Windom Area High School. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with the walks beginning at 10 a.m. The registration fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt and lunch at Jack Slade's Steakhouse.
Marcy approached the Windom Area Hospital Foundation about starting a fund several months after her mother, Tammy Hall, found a lump in her breast and had to wait to get an appointment out of town for a digital mammogram.
"It was a waiting game," Marcy said. "And people shouldn't have to wait."
Hall said her daughter and her sister have worked hard to organize the event.
"The local fire department is going to lead us off on our walk, and businesses have been very supportive," Hall added.
For more information about the Breast Health Fund Walk, contact Marcy at (507) 822-6291 or Hall at (507) 832-9378.
Look for Hall's story about her battle with breast cancer in the Oct. 21 edition of the Daily Globe.