The 4th annual “Pink up the Pace” 5K walk/run was held on October 6, 2012. The event is the largest 5K held in St. Augustine, FL with over 3,000 registered participants this year. Several USA students, staff and alumni received medals in their age groups including Amanda Weekes, Donna McCutchan, Megan Macardy, Billy Massey and David Lomgalio.
The organization was founded by Cindy Chaconas, USA Florida campus DPT alumni 2007. Cindy was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 2009 and founded “Pink up the Pace” to educate people about the disease and early detection. Cindy believes that early detection saves lives and that financial challenges shouldn’t prevent people from getting tested. Over the past few years the organization has assisted over 100 people with mammograms, MRI’s and breast biopsy’s.