16th Annual Half Marathon and 5K
OCSA is pleased to announce our participation in the 16th Annual Chicago Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, September 9, 2012 – and we want you to join our team! We’ve partnered with Miami, Florida’s Message from Marli Foundation (MFM) to create the “Teal Turtles.” MFM is a like-minded organization devoted to heightening awareness and spreading the word about the silent symptoms of ovarian cancer in the hope of saving lives. Sadly, Marli Wolff (MFM co-founder) and Susan Roman (OCSA co-founder) lost their battles with ovarian cancer within a month of each other in the first quarter of 2012. For this race – and every race ahead of us – we will run in their honor.
We’d like to invite you to join the Teal Turtles and show your support for ovarian cancer awareness in the process. In addition to the actual run, we have several fun events planned for Teal Turtles’ runners, including a Pasta Party at the Signature Room at the 95th on Friday, September 7, 2012, and an After-Race Party on Sunday, September 9, 2012. All Teal Turtles members will receive an OCSA Goodie Bag which includes: a team running shirt, fan and other items. All runners who raise $250 for the Teal Turtles will have their registration fees paid for by the team. In addition, they will be invited to the Friday, September 7th OCSA Pasta Party and The Signature Room on the 95th as well as the Sunday, September 9th Race After Party.
To register for the Chicago Half Marathon or 5K, please go to www.chicagohalfmarathon.com and click on the yellow button in the upper right hand corner. Register to be a member of the “Teal Turtles” and make sure to enter the code, “CHROC12” for a $5 discount. Remember if you raise more than $250, OCSA will pay your entry.
For more information about ovarian cancer or our organizations, please visit www.ovariancancersymptomawareness.org or www.messagefrommarli.org.