Katie was an amazing friend to my sister, Bryn, from their first days in Kindergarten all the way to attending Johns Hopkins together and I was lucky to have known her as a result. In April 2011, she succumbed to Small Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary, Hypercalcemic Type (SCCOHT). It's not right that she was taken at such a young age but her strength in her fight against cancer and Team Katie's dedication to funding research to support the prevention, treatment and cure of this type of cancer is truly inspiring.
I'm running the NYC Half-marathon in memory of Katie and to raise funds for The Katie Oppo Research Fund. My next few weeks of training will be easy knowing that my race will be in honor of Katie. Please donate whatever you can to this cause so close to my heart.