May 15th, 2012
The Run for Ovarian Cancer 2012 on Sunday, May 13 dawned cool and rainy. It wasn't a good way to start Mother's Day and our 10th run, but the sun came out and so did the runners. The incredible efforts of the volunteers and participants helped us reach our 10-year $1 million goal.
"This is beyond wildest dreams when my wife and her friends started the run," says Eugene Crowley, run chairman and husband of Ann Crowley who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2003.
The 10-year total is amazing, especially when you consider the odds. People who financially support the cause of overcoming ovarian cancer - "the most lethal women's cancer" - have a "moderate to high donor opportunity for impact," according to a recent report by Charity Intelligence Canada. Entitled 'Cancer in Canada', the study also shows that some of the most deadly cancers are overlooked by donors, in part because there are so few survivors to speak out and ask the public for support.
Many heartfelt thanks go out to all volunteers, sponsors and executive committee members for a job well done.