Registration for the 24th Annual Sprint for Life 5K Run/Walk is now open!
Free registration for the first 100 Ovarian Cancer Survivors and the first 100 Caregivers of Ovarian Cancer Survivors - courtesy of OVARCOME. Contact the Sprint for Life office at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The 24th Annual Sprint for Life 5K Run/Walk at MD Anderson will take place on May 1, 2021. The event will be held virtually in a continued effort to put the safety of our participants, cancer survivors and our community first. We know the virtual event will be different as participants walk and run the 5K in our own neighborhoods but we are committed as ever to making this a fun, inspiring and meaningful event.
Hosted by the Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine department since 1998, Sprint for Life has raised more than $5.6 million for the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program.
On Race Day, survivors, their families and friends, businesses and MD Anderson employees come together to fundraise for ovarian cancer research while increasing awareness of the disease and its symptoms.
The goals of the program, named for two women who battled ovarian cancer, are to develop a new understanding of the causes of ovarian cancer, find new methods of detection and diagnosis and to create targeted therapies specific to each woman diagnosed.
Why Support is Important
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers, according to the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, because there is no screening or early detection test available and ovarian cancer symptoms are subtle, only about 20% of ovarian tumors are detected before they have progressed to an advanced stage.
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