Tomball is now accepting contestants for the first ever Sherine's Stride 5K for Breast Cancer Awareness, which will take place next month in Tomball.
The event was the brainchild of the city's human resources department and is being done in honor of Sherine Amanollahi, a Tomball police dispatcher who died from breast cancer in 2012.
"Sherine was incredibly special to our TPD family," said Tomball Police Chief Robert Hauck. "We stood by her through her battle and we believed she had won that battle. Then it came back."
According to Hauck and Tomball Human Resources Director, Lisa Coe, Sherine's Stride is designed to raise awareness of breast cancer and to bring families and friends together. TOMAGWA will earn proceeds from this year's event, in support of their programs which provide breast cancer screenings for underinsured and uninsured local residents.
"The whole idea is not just to celebrate her life and what she meant to us, but to create awareness for not only breast cancer, but all cancer," Hauck said. "Cancer has affected everyone in some way, shape or form.
The certified 5K run is scheduled for Saturday, October 12. Starting at the historic Depot on South Elm Street, Sherine's Stride will wind throughout old downtown Tomball beginning at 8 a.m. The 1-mile walk will kick off at 9 a.m.
Register online at racesonline.com or at tomballtx.gov, or in-person at the Tomball City Hall, 401 Market Street. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age category in the 5K run with all kids (age ten and under) receiving a commemorative award in the 1-mile walk.
For more information or to become a sponsor of Sherine's Stride, contact Lisa Coe at 281-351-5484 or Rosalie Dillon at 281-610-2595.