Town of Thurmont staff and elected officials are beginning to plan for the 2nd Annual Thurmont Think Pink 5K Run/Walk. The event will be held on Saturday October 22, 2016, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Eyler Road Park in Thurmont. The event will provide awards for overall male and female top five finishers. Each participant will also receive a Think Pink t-shirt and other goodies. The cost of the event is $25.00 per participant; $35 the day of the event. Runners and walkers may register online at www.thinkpink5K.com. For more information on the Think Pink 5K, contact CAO Jim Humerick at 301-271-7313.
Thurmont Main Street Manager Vickie Grinder is working on other Think Pink events that will be held in the month of October. Thurmont will once again be adorned with pink light bulbs and pink ribbons all through town, along with something new this year: pink pinwheels! Thurmont, known as the “Gateway to the Mountains,” has adopted the slogan “Gateway to the Cure” during each October, since 2014. Gateway to the Cure t-shirts will be on sale at the Thurmont Municipal Offices along with other items. Once again this year, all proceeds will go to the Patty Hurwitz Fund at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Thanks to the generous support from residents, businesses, and friends, the Town of Thurmont presented Ms. Hurwitz with a check last year that totaled $10,000. Thurmont Commissioner Wayne Hooper stated, “This is a wonderful cause, and we are proud to do whatever we can to help. We encourage everyone to show their support and think pink.”