18th Annual Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run

September 12, 2020 12:00am
September 26, 2020 12:00pm

The 18th Annual Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run will take place as a virtual-only event this year.

Participants are encouraged to walk or run in their own neighborhoods or communities — wherever they are. They may register as individuals, lead or join teams. (For those who have already registered for either the walk or 5K, registration will be automatically converted to the virtual event.)

  • The popular educational forum, an event highlight each year, will be held on Sept. 26 at 9.30 a.m. via Facebook Live or Zoom (*check back for information closer to the date). Director of Duke Cancer Institute's Gynecologic Cancer disease group Andrew Berchuck, MD, and other DCI gynecologic oncology faculty will speak on the latest developments in ovarian cancer research and treatments.
  • Everyone who registers (walk and 5K) will receive a t-shirt, breakfast and lunch coupons. All registered participants in the 5K Run will be entered to win prizes from a random drawing. No age group or time-based awards will be given this year. Team captains will be contacted regarding a special challenge for additional prizes and survivors will be contacted about special events planned just for them.
  • Runners will log time and distance in the IYR App (Apple OS, Android OS), which will be shared with other event participants.