The Northwest Ohio-Southeast Michigan Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will hold its 5th annual “Break the Silence” walk to benefit ovarian cancer awareness and research Sept. 19 in Toledo.
One of a number of walks taking place to help in an ongoing national awareness campaign, the Toledo walk will be held at the University of Toledo Medical Center Health Sciences Campus, 3000 Arlington Ave. Participants are encouraged to provide additional support through pledges.
Check-in and open registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies and a group survivor photo. The walk will begin at 10 a.m.
The event will also include a survivor tent, a health fair, food, beverages and entertainment. Additionally, gift baskets will be raffled and awards will be presented to the top three individuals and the top teams that raise the most money in pledges and donations.
Participants are invited to honor the courage of those affected by ovarian cancer by bringing photos, poetry, articles or other items to be displayed on a “Whisper Wall” during the event. In addition, a memorial PowerPoint presentation is being planned. To add photos, send them, along with the honoree’s name, date of birth and passing to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Amy Stone, or call 419-866-6622.
Race-day registration is $30 for adults, $20 for children ages 10 to 17 and $5 for children 5 to 9. Children in strollers are free. Online registration is available at http://nocc.kintera.org/nwoh, key words Walk to Break the Silence.
All walk proceeds fund education and awareness locally and nationally.