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Rejoice Run and Mom’s Mile to run in Memory of Betty Mims

On your mark, get ready, get set, rejoice!

The 2022 Rejoice Run and Mom’s Mile event will be held in memory of Betty Mims, cancer survivor and co-founder of Seminole County Warpath on Cancer.  She was scheduled to be this year’s feature speaker but lost her life in a tragic vehicle accident on September 26.

In her honor, the event’s speaker will be Angie Burke, Betty’s daughter, and the 5K race’s staters will be Carlee and Nicole Groomes, Betty’s granddaughter and great granddaughter. Additional members of Betty’s family will also be assisting with other aspects of the race 

Everyone is invited to join the Mims family – along with Pat Carmichael who will be running with his family on his 90th birthday – running and walking in the October 15 event where proceeds will continue to support breast cancer services, resources and programs right here at home in Seminole County. Pre-registration ($25) for the race and walk which kicks off the community’s Harvest Festival’s events closes on October 14.  Race Day registration is $35. Register for $30 and receive a T-shirt which is guaranteed on race day to those who want one if registered by Friday, October 14!  Race applications are available at the Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber office and online at  

Event day registration and check in starts at 6:15 a.m. at the historic Fire Station facility on Woolfork Avenue. The One-Mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 7:30 a.m.. 

The 5K Run will start at 8:00 a.m., and  the awards presentation will immediately follow the 5K. 

The purpose of the event, as in each of the previous runnings of its predecessors  is to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer here in Seminole County.  Steffey’s mom, the late Anne Coirini, is the namesake for Mom’s Mile. Anne was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2004 after a routine mammogram. 

“This annual fundraiser directly benefits our community by providing FREE Mammograms at Donalsonville Hospital every October,” added Vines.

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