Local 5K Helps Raise Awareness for Ovarian Cancer Research
The Teal Track & Trail 5K raises awareness for Ovarian Cancer Research, celebrates those that have beaten this awful disease, and honors those lost.
Last year the Teal Track & Trail 5K had almost 400 participants and raised $22,000 for the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance. If you want to participate in this years’ event, you can still register for the June 9th race here. The Teal Track & Trail 5K takes place at Grand Blanc High School at 6:30pm, during the Grand Blanc Family Fun Fest.
Each year 14,000 women loose the battle with Ovarian Cancer. The Teal Track & Trail 5K began in 2014 to raise awareness for this disease. Kirk and Marie Heath, who own a number of local McDonald’s including the Saginaw Street location in Grand Blanc, have a personal story with ovarian cancer. Their daughter, Wendy was diagnosed in 2004 at the age of 32. Unfortunately, Wendy lost her battle in 2012. Kirk and Marie started the Teal Track and Trail 5K race to honor Wendy’s spirit for life, and also support all women who continue to fight like a girl!
Get all the details for the Teal Track & Trail 5K and register for the race here.