Steel Magnolia Run – Postponed
UPDATE: The Steel Magnolia Run Is Postponed
Thank you to the amazing supporters of the NRMC Breast Health initiative for their sponsorships and sign-ups to participate in the Steel Magnolia Run. We regret to inform the community that we have decided to postpone the Run, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 14th. With the Southland Conference decision to cancel all athletic events through March 30th, we want to be in solidarity with our partner, Northwestern State University. We will be exploring future race date options with NSU, the City and the Parish, and it is our hope to find an alternative date if possible.
Remember—all participants, sponsors, and volunteers have played an instrumental role in supporting 3D mammography services at NRMC’s new Breast Center. This technology helps doctors find breast cancer at its earliest stages, and early detection saves lives. Thank you for your support of this important initiative.
For participants who would like to pick up their Steel Magnolia Run t-shirt and packet, stop by the NRMC Legacy Classroom at the hospital between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13th. Additional packet pick-ups will be offered in the near future, so please check NRMC’s Facebook page for additional information next week.
The Steel Magnolia Run
A Steel Magnolia is a woman who exemplifies both traditional femininity as well as uncommon fortitude. Each of us knows an amazing woman who has come face to face with cancer with the dignity of a steel magnolia.
Research shows that 1 in every 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life. Breast cancer has the highest incident rate in Louisiana with the second highest death rate of all cancers.
Diagnosis is critically important. And Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is taking action by launching a brand new Breast Health Center with the latest in 3D digital mammography. The design of the Breast Health Center focuses on comfort fit for a magnolia.
Check back for updates on this year’s Steel Magnolia Run.
About the Event
Test yourself on our 5K course or stroll with us for a 1 mile fun run/walk. Or if you are as strong as steel, enlist for the FORGE Challenge Course – a 4 mile course of endurance challenges and other obstacles.
Virtual Runner is an option for those who would like to donate and receive a race shirt but do not wish to walk/run.
Looking for a place to stay?
NRMC has partnered with the Comfort Suites Hotel in Natchitoches to provide a special rate for race participants. Click here or call (318) 228-8816 and mention the “Steel Magnolia Run” to take advantage of this special rate.