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8th Annual 5K run/3K walk to break the silence on Ovarian Cancer on September 17th

In preparation for The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Central Maryland Chapter’s 8h Annual 5KRUN/3K Walk, on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Westfield Annapolis Mall, local survivors will tie teal ribbons on trees surrounding the Westfield Mall in late August. Most people are familiar with the pink ribbon. Our goal is to educate people about the teal cancer ribbon.

The Run/Walk event titled Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer® helps to raise awareness and promote education, honor ovarian and all gynecological cancer survivors, remember those who have lost their lives to the disease, and raise crucial funds for NOCC programs and research initiatives. Termed “the silent killer,” ovarian cancer continues to be the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. This year it is estimated that more than 22,000 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and over 14,000 will die.

The entire community is invited to walk or run for a purpose!

Date:    Sunday, September 17

Place:   Westfield Annapolis Mall

Time:    Registration Opens 7:00 AM/ Run Begins 9:00AM

For event details and to preregister: RUNWALK.OVARIAN.ORG/ANNAPOLIS or call 410-702-4770

The event opens at 7:00 am in the parking lot with music, fun activities for children and adults, chance prize items and light refreshments. Our opening ceremony will start at 8:00 am followed by a Zumba warm up. The RUN begins at 9:00 AM and The WALK commences at 9:15 AM.

For 25 years, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has been working hard, through its more than 20 chapter offices nationwide, to raise awareness, improve the quality of life for survivors, and fund ovarian cancer research.

Since its inception, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) has been committed to raising awareness, promoting education, and funding research in support of women, families, and communities touched by ovarian cancer. NOCC is well-established as an important national advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer. NOCC remains steadfast in its mission to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors. For more information, please visit: and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.


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