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Additional race information can be found at https://tealribbonrun.org.
The Virtual Teal Ribbon Run is scheduled for Saturday September 26, 2020 through Friday October 2nd.
Runners: We are offering virtual 10K and 5K events this year. Run the flat and fast Minoa course [course map] (mile markers will be visible) or run your favorite path. Upload your time to the RunSignUp site to see how your time compares with other 10K or 5K runners. Registered runners receive a Hope gaiter mask, downloadable bib with your number and a downloadable participation certificate with your logged time. Runners download the bib and certificate from RunSignUp.
Note: during registration, select email or text messages to enable easy, fast uploading of your finishing time from a reminder message. Finishing times can be uploaded at any time on this site, until the event ends.
Walkers: Enjoy a scenic 3k walk and talk through the streets of your neighborhood or local park. Take your family or pet(s) knowing that 100% of your donation support ovarian cancer awareness and support locally. Registered walkers receive a soft, comfortable Hope gaiter mask, a downloadable bib and downloadable certificate of participation. Walkers bibs and certificates of participation are downloaded from https://www.tealribbonrun.org page.
Note: select email or text messages to receive an event start and end reminder.
Pet Walk: Walk with your pet displaying their new teal bandanna. Strut the neighborhood together as you proudly raise awareness on ovarian cancer. Pets can be very effective fund raisers. Who can say no to that cute face and loving eyes.
On-Line Registration begins August 1, 2020
No Touch Packet Pickup on 9/17/2020 from 4PM to 7PM,
Location: CNY Racing Parking Lot; remain in you car we will bring your swag to you.
Participants are encouraged to post pics in our Hope for Heather Facebook page twitter, and/or instagram with the hashtag #tealrun2020.
About Heather M. Weeks
Our love for Heather M. Weeks is the inspiration for the Hope for Heather Organization. The name comes from the amazing benefit in August of 2008 sponsored by Tawn Marie's Dance Studio booster club. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of colon cancer on June 10, 2008 at age 23. She had the tumor removed on July 1 but the cancer had already spread to her liver and bone marrow.
Heather fought gallantly against the cancer and posted daily and weekly updates on her Heatherina blog. The readership of this blog grew to thousands as she posted honest and courageous accounts of her battle.
She worked at the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) as assistant to CEO, Elizabeth Howard throughout her battle with cancer. Heather was committed to spreading the word about Ovarian Cancer because there are often few symptoms before the cancer has progressed to stage 3 or 4.
The success of the benefit and the support of her employer OCRF allowed Heather to fight back against the medical bills that accompany cancer treatment. Heather was a student and successful competitive dancer and then a student teacher at Tawn's Studio. She often said she felt truly alive when she was dancing.
She attended the University of Buffalo in the honors program majoring in dance. She graduated in 3 years, summa cum laude. She toured with Caribbean tour of Sesame Street Live after graduation. She then moved to New Jersey to allow frequent auditions for Broadway Shows or Broadway Tours; rooming with a Liverpool high classmate. She worked as a character actor at Mars 2112 on Broadway at 50 th. It was here she met her fiance and soul mate. Heather passed on November 14, 2008 at 24. More details about Heather can be found at http://www.hopeforheather.com.
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