16th Annual 5k Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

Event Date

Sun, Sep 7, 2014


Boston, MA

About This Activity

16th Annual 5k Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer at DCR's Mother's Rest Area & Day Blvd. on Carson Beach in South Boston, Sunday September 7, 2014
This event celebrates survivors, remembers those lost, and promotes awareness. Massachusetts is ranked 13th nationally in ovarian cancer deaths. This is unacceptable, especially for a state of our size.  NOCC is working to change this statistic.
Expect activity, snacks, great music, and powerful guest speakers like: 
  • Emmy Award-winning WBZ-TV arts & entertainment news critic and ovarian cancer survivor - Joyce Kulhawik. 
  • Director of Medical Gynecologic Oncology and the Madeline Franchi Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Ursula Matulonis.
  • Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General and Clinical Director of the Gillette Center for Women's Cancer, Dr. John Schorge. 
This event raises funds NOCC uses for the rest of the year to provide education, support, and awareness regarding ovarian cancer. We also fund ovarian cancer research. Most women are unaware of the link to breast cancer nor ovarian cancer's symptoms.

Event details and schedule

The NOCC run is a USATF certified 5k Run.

All participants will need to sign an event waiver.

There will be seperate registration for day of runners and registered runners. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. on event day. Registration begins onsite at 8:00 a.m.

There is parking onsite, but limited to 1200 spaces with over 2000 participants expected.

Runners can also take the train and get off on the Red Linke JFK/UMASS stop.

Children are $10. Late registrtion begins Sept.4th Child:$15


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