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12th Annual 5K Memorial Run for Katie
Sunday at 9:00 AM EDT
TIMED TICKET REGISTRATION: https://race.korgeo.com/signup?eid=127 Join Team Katie and help support the 12th annual 5K Fundraiser benefiting the Katie Oppo Research Fund. With your support, we are seeking to continue to deliver on our mission to increase awareness and fund research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of Small Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary Hypercalcemic Type (SCCOHT) – a rare and life-threatening disease – as well as all forms of ovarian cancer, in memory of our beloved Katie Oppo, who passed 12 years ago from SCCOHT. Our 5K run begins at Flower Hill Village Park in Manhasset, NY. Sponsorships and regular tickets available for purchase. Run is rain or shine! Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event. Cash or check accepted to enter raffles! *Children under 6 years old run for free*
Our mission to increase awareness and fund research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of Small Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary, Hypercalcemic Type (SCCOHT) – a rare and life-threatening disease–as well as all forms of ovarian cancer.
We are so passionate about this cause because our hero, Katie Oppo, succumbed to SCCOHT on April 11, 2011. Katie was an intelligent, determined and courageous person whose dream was to become a physician. She was shocked by the lack of information available to help guide her to the proper treatment for her rare disease. Team Katie’s goal is to shed light on SCCOHT by funding research so others facing this challenge are not alone.
Without your support our vision is not sustainable. We are currently funding research that targets the causes of ovarian cancer and investigates viable, groundbreaking avenues of prevention, treatment and cure.