This year I will be participating in the 16th Annual Chicago Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, September 9, 2012. As many of you may know, I am not a runner! But I will be giving the 5K a go in support of the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness organization, a cause that is close to my heart.
Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) has partnered with Miami, Florida’s Message from Marli Foundation (MFM) to create the “Teal Turtles" team. We are devoted to heightening awareness and spreading the word about the silent symptoms of ovarian cancer in the hope of saving lives.
Sadly, Marli Wolff (MFM co-founder) and my dear friend Susan Roman (OCSA co-founder) lost their battles with ovarian cancer within a month of each other in the first quarter of 2012. I will run in their honor.
And I need your help. I have agreed to raise at least $250.00 for the Teal Turtles and any donation, small or large, would be so appreciated. Thank you in advance for your generous support!