Ribbon Run Raises $30K for Cancer Patient Support

Hundreds of people joined the ninth annual Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run in Brambleton on Saturday morning, helping to raise nearly $30,000 to support area cancer patients.

Step Sisters helps cancer patients at three area hospitals by providing quality-of-life services including transportation to and from appointments, house cleaning, fresh food delivery and childcare. The organization is made up of breast cancer survivors as well as friends and loved ones that have all been impacted in some way by the disease.

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Thirty-three teams participated in Saturday’s 5K race. Melanie’s Army earned honors as

Andrew Assur, of Chantilly, was the top finisher in the 2016 Ribbon Run 5K, with a time of 18:35.
Andrew Assur, of Chantilly, was the top finisher in the 2016 Ribbon Run 5K, with a time of 18:35.

the event’s top fundraising team. Brambleton Kids Run the Nation won the award for top finishing team.

This year, 38 cancer survivors, wearing pink sashes, participated in the event

“What a great day of racing,” Ribbon Run organizer Ashley Campolattaro said. “We have had an amazing amount of support from sponsors, donors and the community to help make this happen.”

Some 150 volunteers helped put on the event.

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