The Corovirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc and no individual or family is exempt from its impact. No one knows when life will get back to normal or the future definition of the term normal. Everyone is under stress, anxiety and uncertainty. Holding a Run in the usual Run format would not be practical given the requirements needed to protect entrants against a potential virus exposure. Even after applying all recommended measures there is no guarantee that exposure could be or would be avoided. After considering the risks involved and from an abundance of caution we decided that the 2020 Run would be staged on a VIRTUAL basis.
The 12th annual Hare & Tortoise race is scheduled for September 12, 2020
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"The tortoise is slow and steady but wins the race – Ovarian Cancer is slow to detect but we can win the race. The tortoise is quiet – Ovarian Cancer is the quiet cancer – it whispers – don’t let it beat you."
Why participate in this run/walk?
As a result of our Races which started in 2009 over $146,000 has been donatedto help underwrite the Ovarian Cancer programs offered by the Lackey Clinic and the Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center for their patients. These programs provide patients with screening, treatment, and education about this lethal form of cancer. In November 2016 we established The Ovarian Cancer Memorial Endowment Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation. Annually, the Race net income is deposited into the Endowment Fund and invested. As of January 2020, the value of the Endowment Fund had grown to over $252,000. The Endowment Fund is a permanent source of funds for thecause. It allows us to achieve ongoing financial sustainability in our donation efforts to help build, strengthen and support the significant Ovarian Cancer health care that Lackey and Olde Towne provide for our community. You can support our mission by entering the 2020 VIRTUAL run/walk, or by making a donation or by becoming a sponsor. We hope you will join us in this fight.
Facts about Ovarian Cancer
- Cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer and the 5th leading cause of cancer deaths among American women. No routine screening test exists to detect Ovarian Cancer.
- 15,000 American women will die from the disease in 2019.
- 75% of Ovarian Cancer cases are diagnosed too late.
- 20,000 American women are diagnosed each year.
- Only 19% of Ovarian cases are diagnosed at an early stage - when treatment can make a major difference.