Teal Track and Trail 5k Raises Awareness for Ovarian Cancer
Every year more than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and more than 14,000 lose the fight. The organizers of the Teal Track and Trail 5K, as well as the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance want to help lower that number!Teal Track and Trail 5K began in 2014 to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. 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!
This years' 5K run and walk will take place Friday, June 10th at the Grand Blanc High School East Campus at 6:30pm. The 5K will wind through the school's grounds including a lap around the track. New this year, they have added a 1 mile family walk for families, children, people with strollers, or anyone not up to walking 3.1 miles. You can register for the Teal Track and Trail at the Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation office or online here. Registration for this event is $25 and includes a t-shirt.
If you would like to find out more about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and what the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance does for patients and families, you can do so here.