The 2017 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K Run will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, at Sanderson High School, located at 5500 Dixon Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event, which raises both awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research at Duke, features a 5K run and a 2-mile walk.
The 15th annual event is held in honor of Gail Parkins, who lost a battle with ovarian cancer at the age of 56, just two years after being diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian epithelial cancer.
The Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K Run is presented by Hendrick Auto Mall Cary, Hendrick Auto Mall Durham and Dunkin’ Donuts. Duke faculty and staff are invited to join or donate to The Ovarian Blossoms team, a team made up of faculty, staff, family and friends. For more information on this year’s ovarian cancer walk/run, visit Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K Run. Like the Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Facebook Page.