PILOT MOUNTAIN — When the time came for East Surry High School senior Taylor Joyce to choose a senior project, she found something that was personal and important to her. The resulting project will take place on Saturday morning at the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center, as she hosts the “Fight Like a Girl” 5K walk to raise funds for breast cancer research and education.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Armfield picnic shelter with the walk scheduled to begin at 9. Participants will donate a fee of $10. Walkers arriving after 9 a.m. will be encouraged to participate and anyone may walk more or less than the designated 5K course.
Those not wishing to walk are invited to come out and join in the surrounding activities with all donations accepted.
The walk will officially end at 11 a.m. with a raffle scheduled to follow. Prizes and numerous raffle items have been donated by area businesses. Snacks and refreshments have been donated by Lowes Foods and Food Lion.
All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, recognized as the world’s largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.
“This project is personal,” Joyce noted. “My grandmother and my aunt are breast cancer survivors and my mother has had a breast cancer scare. This really connected with me. It means a lot to me.”