OC Event Educates Patients & Raises Research Dollars
The 18th Annual Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run, virtual for 2020, raised more than $170,000 to support ovarian cancer research at Duke. Organizer Melanie Bacheler, who founded the event in memory of her mother, gathered her family and presented a symbolic check via Zoom.
Close to 600 people on 64 teams — from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana and even North Dakota — participated.
On September 26, the final day of the virtual event, DCI GynOnc program director Andrew Berchuck, MD, and assoc. director of clinical research, Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc, led an educational symposium via Zoom for patients. They covered ovarian cancer screening, prevention and genetic testing, as well as PARP inhibitor therapies.
Selected Slides from the Symposium
from the presentation by Andrew Berchuck, MD
from the presentation by Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc
Stage 4 ovarian cancer survivor Kathy Jennings tuned in with her husband to watch the Ovarian Cancer Educational Symposium. READ KATHY'S CANCER STORY