October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With this disease impacting so many lives, community members in Meridian made sure to bring attention to the cause with a 5k run.
The Queen City Race was held Saturday morning at Meridian's Dumont Plaza.
Cindy Kane is the organizer of the race. She set two goals for the events. First, she wanted to raise at least $10,00. Secondly, she aimed to have 250 participants. Kane says both of these goals were meet and surpassed.
"Absolutely. I am very, very pleased. I am humbled and honored by the support of the community coming out and supporting this cause. It's just been overwhelming, very amazing," says Kane.
Along with the 5k run/walk, there was also a High Heel Dash. A few media representatives participated in the dash. Allen Hunt of B103 Radio Station and Hooper's Electronics proved he could strut his stuff. He was the big winner of the High Heel Dash.
"I'm running in the men's high heel race. I took on all comers and defeated all comers," says Hunt.
All of the funds raised through the race will go towards 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer'. The events also included a one mile 'fun run' for the kids.
Arash Taheri is the Top Male Overall Winner in the 5k run. Krisit Voss took the spot as the Top Female Overall Winner in the 5k run. Lori Ladd took the Top Female Masters.
And finally, to the males 18 and under who participated in the 5k run. Will Huntington came in 1st, Zachary Marroy came in 2nd, and Brennan Laird came in 3rd.