The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance is holding a 5k run and a 2k walk around Edina's Lake Cornelia this Saturday.
“This is an inspiring event for anyone who has been impacted by ovarian cancer, including the thousands of Minnesota survivors and family members we serve,” MOCA's executive director, Kathleen Gavin, said in a statement. “The Walk/Run is a way to connect with others, but to our supporters, it’s also a way to make a real difference by fundraising to support the research we fund and programming we provide.”
The event is the largest ovarian cancer fundraising activity in the Midwest. MOCA has raised more than $4 million for Minnesota researchers.
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MOCA will provide free teal shoelaces to youth sports teams throughout Minnesota to wear during the month of September. The Minnesota Twins and Saint Paul Saints will also participate by holding their own Tie It Teal events at home games this fall. Teams and individuals interested in wearing laces can get more information at www.TieItTeal.org.
Day-of registration for the HOM Silent No More Walk/Run for Ovarian Cancer starts at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7; with the 5K run starting at 9:15 a.m. and the 2K walk starting at 9:45 a.m. Youth participants can also register for a 1K Kids Fun Run. Early bird registration of $25 for adults runs through August 26. Registration fees between August 26 and the morning of Sept. 7 are $30. Participants can register for the event at mnovarian.org. Bottled water and snacks will be provided.