EVENT: Below the Belt 5k
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
Every 5 minutes, a woman in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a “below the belt” gynecologic cancer, including cancers of the ovary, uterus, cervix, vulva and vagina. These cancers affect over 100,000 women a year and more than 30,000 will die of disease annually. The Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service is a global leader in clinical care and cancer research for women with gynecologic malignancies. The goal of our Below the Belt Stride and Thrive 5K race is to bring together cancer survivors, their family members and friends, women’s health specialists, and the local community to encourage fitness, raise gynecologic cancer awareness, and educate women to seek out expert care earlier. All race proceeds will go towards funding innovative gynecologic cancer research and for local women’s cancer survivorship programming at Johns Hopkins.