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Run for Her® Goes Virtual and Global: What This Means for You!

Run for HerAugust 12, 2015

Over the past 10 years, thousands of survivors, patients and supporters have joined together at Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles to raise research funds and awareness for ovarian cancer through Run for Her®. These efforts have been nothing short of inspirational and motivating!

In fact, the event has been so successful, we’ve outgrown our venue. While we consider options for another physical event for 2016, our fight against ovarian cancer continues.

In 2015 alone, more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and more than half of these women will lose their life. We need your continued support to find effective screening methods, treatments and eventually, a cure.

We’re pleased to invite you to take part in our virtual event. This virtual platform is all about your voice and your story.

We’re looking to you, our loyal supporters, to help raise even more awareness and even more funds in your communities and neighborhoods. By sharing your strength and your reason for participating in Run for Her, you’ll motivate others to join the movement. Share your story here.

As a participant of this year’s virtual event, you’ll still register, create teams and fundraise for the cause. You also will receive a Run for Her t-shirt and bib! And most important, you’ll still have opportunities to generate support and build relationships.

Then on event day, Nov. 15, 2015, we will go vocal, local and social. What does this mean?

  • Go vocal: As a participant, you will have the opportunity to share your personal connection to Run for Her. Why do you participate? Featured stories are highlighted on the Run for Her home page.
  • Go local: Don your T-shirt, gather your friends and head out into your community. Set a personal goal with meaning. For example, if you are walking for your sister who is 42 years old, you might set your goal as 4.2 miles, or 42 minutes.
  • Go social: Post images of you in your shirt to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #RunforHer. Include a brief fact that will help raise awareness about your story and the cause. People around the country will be doing the same thing, so throughout the day; you can check your social media feeds for inspiration.

We look forward to your continued partnership and energy as we make a meaningful impact in our own communities.

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