Celebrating 12 years of hope

TaTa Trot supports breast cancer fighters, survivors

The 12th annual TaTa Trot steps off from Carbon Hill Park on Sunday morning with dozens of runners and walkers coming together to support a great cause—breast cancer awareness, support and prevention.
The Oct. 10 event will serve to raise funds for the Riverside Cancer Institute through support of the Riverside Medical 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 10:15 a.m., from Carbon Hill Park, 800 W. Lacy St. Same day registration is $35 for adults and $15 for children. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and continues until 9:30 a.m.
New to the event is a free kids fun run scheduled from 9:35-10 a.m. at the park. The kids event, organized by Rodney Monbrum, is open to children ages 3-12 and each participant will receive a medal and certificate.
The TaTa Trot organization was established a dozen years ago by a group of local women who know all too well that the fight against breast cancer is waged every day. Since then the organization has remained true to its mission and in the process raised thousands of dollars to support the fight.
Members of Coal City High School’s Footnotes showchoir will participate in pre-race activities that will also serve to honor those who have won the fight and encourage those who are in the midst of battle.
An estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year in women and 2,650 cases in men. Along with a 49,290 cases on non-invasive breast cancer.
According to breastcancer.org, about 13% of women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.