On Sunday, September 29th, 2013, the 12th Annual Kickin' Cancer 5K Run/Walk & Family Expo will be held in Brentwood, California. The event, which benefits the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research is a non competitive effort to raise money in support of preventative care for those at an increased risk for ovarian and breast cancer. Over the past 15 years, the Lynne Cohen foundation has raised nearly 6.5 million dollars for their cause in addition to creating and funding four preventative care programs for women. However, given all their hard work, there is still so much more to be done.
The Facts About Ovarian Cancer:
• It is estimated that in 2013, about 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 15,500 women will die of ovarian cancer in the United States.
• 1 in 72 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime.
• Despite advances in cancer research, ovarian cancer survival rates have not improved in the past 10 years.
• Approximately 75% of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed in the late stages diminishing a woman's chance for survival. When ovarian cancer is detected early, there is approximately a 90% survival rate of more than 5 years.
Julie Diamond, an accomplished fitness trainer here at Burn 60 Studios in Brentwood and a Lululemon ambassador, will be leading the crowd of over 3,000 in a morning warm up on San Vicente Boulevard. Participation is STRONGLY encouraged and any and all donations are welcome. Keep in mind, every little bit counts!
Visit Bun 60's Team Page and help us fight for this amazing cause!*
*Register BEFORE August 31st any pay ONLY $35, register AFTER August 31st and pay $40 (NOTE: The FINAL day to register is September 27th, 2013)
For more on Kickin' Cancer and the Lynne Cohen Foundation go HERE.