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Over 600 Bra-ha-ha Runners Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Proceeds will provide mammograms for uninsured or underinsured in Hampton Roads

CHESAPEAKE Va. - Today the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation hosted its sixth annual Bra-ha-ha® 5K on Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s North Battlefield Blvd. campus. The event, part of the Foundation’s annual Bra-ha-ha campaign, brought more than 600 runners of all ages out this morning. All net proceeds will provide screening mammograms and breast health services for uninsured and underinsured community members. 

Children, seniors, survivors and supporters enjoyed the course, along with a variety of vendors, including The Garage Brewery. Everyone who registered received a race T-shirt, medal and swag bag.

First place trophies were awarded to: 

  • Men’s category – Ryan Carroll of Chesapeake 
  • Women’s category – Patricia Holland of Suffolk  
  • 12 & under - Brennan Marek, of Chesapeake

Those interested in a free mammogram may call 757-312-6536 to schedule an appointment. 

The Bra-ha-ha Awards Show & Auction, an annual bra decorating contest, will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, from 6-9 p.m., at Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Student Center, 1428 Cedar Road, in Chesapeake. The community is encouraged to design a bra that tells a story, shares an inspiration, or simply shows creativity! Anyone can enter – groups, businesses, or individuals. Registration at is open through Sept. 23. The first 50 people to register will receive a gift.

For more information about The Bra-ha-ha, go to

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Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation
Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation was founded in 1993 to support Chesapeake Regional Healthcare by helping the hospital respond to the evolving health care needs of the community. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The Bra-ha-ha® is an event of Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation. The celebration was conceived in Hampton Roads, Va., in 2008 to complement the grand opening of the Chesapeake Regional Breast Center. Proceeds from the Bra-ha-ha help to provide free mammograms and related breast health services to uninsured and underinsured community members, and advanced technology at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. To find out more go to 

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