Annual Women's Four Miler is Saturday

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- The 35th Annual Women's Four Miler is happening this weekend in Charlottesville.

The women's race attracts about 3,000 runners and walkers. It is a fundraiser for the Breast Care Center at the University of Virginia Cancer Center.

Money raised from the race goes toward breast cancer research and toward patient care.

"The money provides mammography services for those unable to get it, providing patient education materials for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, we've done nutritional programs and some art therapy programs," said University of Virginia Breast Cancer Manager, Tracey Gosse.

The race is Saturday at 8 a.m. at Foxfield and the deadline to register is Wednesday. Garth Road will be closed to all vehicles for about two hours Saturday morning, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

This year's goal is to raise $350,000.

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