Palm Coast - Last fall's Pink 5K run/walk was one of the most successful ever - raising $14,448 for Florida Hospital Flagler's breast cancer fund, which provides screening mammograms, diagnostic studies and education to qualified local people.

Representatives of the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation and the City of Palm Coast celebrated Tuesday with the presentation of an oversized check at the City Council meeting.

About 670 people walked or ran in the 5K, the One-Mile "Pink Out Your Pup" Fun Walk or the Kids Fun Run. The race started at the hospital and followed a route through Town Center last Oct. 15.

John Subers, Executive Director of the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation, thanked the City Council, the Palm Coast Parks & Recreation Department, the Palm Coast Fire Department, Flagler Schools and Chairwoman Helga van Eckert and her staff at the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity for their leadership in putting on the event.

"We're raising funds for breast cancer awareness and education," Subers said. "We have, since we started the breast cancer fund, spent $120,000. We have done 611 procedures on Flagler County residents - mostly women, but a few men - and have touched over 200 lives."

"I know we saved some lives with our treatment and our screenings and our education," he said. "So this helps put money back into the bucket so we can continue to do great things for Flagler County residents, the men and women of our community."

For more information, contact Palm Coast Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.