The 23rd annual Sprint for Life® 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
Hosted by the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at MD Anderson since 1998, Sprint for Life® has now raised more than $5.4 million for the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at MD Anderson. Laura Lee Scurlock Blanton and Sandra G. Davis are the courageous women for whom the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program is named.
On Race Day, survivors, their families and friends, businesses and MD Anderson employees come together to achieve two goals:
- Raise funds for research
- Increase awareness about ovarian cancer and its symptoms
Why support is important
This year, about 22,440 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 14,070 women will die, making ovarian cancer the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers.
Unfortunately, because there is no screening or early detection test available and ovarian cancer symptoms are subtle, only 25% of ovarian tumors are detected before they have progressed to an advanced stage.