12th annual kickin' cancer 5k run/walk

Did you know September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month?

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 and early detection 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, even with all their hard work, there is still so much more to be done.

Fitness Expert Julie Diamond and Executive Director of the Lynne Cohen Foundation Kimberly Morales

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 at Burn 60 Studios in Los Angeles and Lululemon Brentwood ambassador is the acting Fitness Expert for the Lynne Cohen Foundation.  Theirs is a cause close to her heart, as Julie lost her mother, June, 18 years ago to ovarian cancer.  She will be leading the crowd of over 3,000 in a morning warm up on San Vicente Boulevard.

June M. Fiora, Mother of Julie Diamond

"Early detection and prevention are the keys to combatting ovarian and breast cancer.  I'm proud to join the Cohen family's efforts to make a difference for women everywhere." ~Julie Diamond

Participation in the event STRONGLY encouraged and of course, any and all donations are welcome. Fundraising prizes start at $100, but keep in mind, EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!

To register, visit Bun 60′s Team Page or stop by the studio on September 21st-we will be hosting a special sign-up event!*

*Register BEFORE August 31st any pay ONLY $35, register AFTER August 31st and pay $40 (Enter Discount Code "burn60" to SAVE $5 through September 27th at 12pm PST)

NOTE: The FINAL day to register is September 27th, 2013

For more on Kickin’ Cancer and the Lynne Cohen Foundation go HERE.