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Pushing Toward the Finish Line: The End of Ovarian Cancer

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You hear many people say that cancer is a marathon, not a sprint.

That's certainly true for patients with ovarian cancer who may face a year of treatment to fight back against one of the most deadly diseases in women. But while many of us can only walk alongside and support loved ones through the long journey, we'd like you to consider a "Sprint" in which everyone can help advance research in ovarian cancer, celebrate survivors and remember those who lost their lives.

SFL_Webbanner_10.jpgIt's the 13th annual Sprint for Life 5K Run/Walk and Sprint for Sprouts Kids' Run, which will be held on Saturday, May 1, with proceeds going to the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at M. D. Anderson. 

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. on the M. D. Anderson campus with the non-competitive races for children 12 years and younger beginning at 9:15 a.m. The family-friendly, post-race party will feature a presentation and awards ceremony, music, food and beverages, and special recognition of survivors.

Corporate teams, organized groups, individuals and advocates for ovarian cancer research may get additional information or register online at http://www.mdanderson.org/how-you-can-help/community-events/sprint-for-life/index.html. Early registration continues through April 28, though participants also may sign up at the event. 

Event organizers hope to raise $400,000 this year with the participation of 2,500 runners and walkers, says Judith Wolf, M.D., professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, event co-founder and avid runner.

Since 1998, Sprint for Life has raised more than $2.3 million for ovarian cancer research at M. D. Anderson.




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