On Sunday, August 26, the Austin chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will host the 2012 Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer at The Domain.
The run/walk is the largest awareness and fundraiser for the NOCC. This event celebrates survivors, remembers those lost to ovarian cancer and increases awareness about the disease in the community. Aside from the walk, there will be a Kids’ K and children’s crafts.
The Coalition hopes to have 1,500 participants and raise $150,00 for ovarian cancer education and awareness programs.
The Austin chapter was founded in 2000 and is comprised of survivors, families, friends and health care professionals who are dedicated to raising awareness and promoting ovarian cancer education. The mission of the chapter is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer in the greater Austin area. It holds monthly meetings and participates in annual Austin events, like the Pecan Street Festival, helping spread the word about ovarian cancer.
More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and if caught early, it is more than 90 percent treatable.
WHEN: Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
11600 Century Oaks Terrace
Austin, Texas 78758
TICKETS: Start at $15 to participate in the 5K. It’s not too late to make a donation or sign up to run/walk during the event. Please visit the event’s Web site to donate or sign up to volunteer or participate.