Boxer Brief Battle 5k is a great success

Posted July 9, 2013 at 2:48 PM, Filed Under: Sports, Village Mill

The Conklin familyThanks to Turtle Hill resident Mindy Conklin’s efforts, last month’s first Boxer Brief Battle 5k run at Rockett’s Landing was a resounding success.

Conklin lost her husband Rich to colon cancer in 2011, and the run not only raised awareness about colon cancer prevention and early detection, it raised $45,000 from the Richmond community.

Proceeds will benefit colon cancer research, advocacy, and preventative screenings through the American Cancer Society and Access Now.

The Conklin children, Morgan and Christian, joined their mother as volunteers at the race.

“Despite the rain, it was a huge success with over 460 participants!” says Conklin. “Plans for the Boxer Brief Battle 5K are already underway for 2014, as well as plans for other Hitting Cancer Below the Belt events in the near future.”