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The 2022 Teal Ribbon Run on Saturday May 14, 2022
This Year it's a Live and Virtual Teal Ribbon Run. Join us for the 14th Annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk. We will have a live event on May 14h at Lewis Park in Minoa, NY and a virtual event, which will take place between May 14th and May 21st anywhere you want in celebration of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
The Teal Ribbon Run is one of Hope for Heather’s largest community awareness events. Monies raised will be used to support ovarian cancer awareness, local patient support and research. Hope for Heather is an IRS 501(c)3, 100% volunteer organization. This means 100% of the net registration proceeds and 100% of fundraising dollars goes to the cause. We are passionate about spreading awareness on ovarian cancer and funding research to improve outcomes and save lives.
Every registrant has the option to select an event shirt as long as the registration is received by May 7th. Prizes for individual fundraisers that raise $250 or $500. Certificates for the top 3 runners in each age group.
Certified 5K Course with Electronic Chip Timing:
-- The course is designed for Personal Best Time (PBT) - no exhausting hills
-- Fewer corners, long level straight sections, asphalt course, no traffic
-- Cool fall morning temperatures are perfect for your PBT
-- The finishing 1/2 mile is slightly down hill
-- You have trained all spring and summer, You are ready for a PBT!
-- After race activities:
-- Team awards
-- Awards for top fund raisers
-- Awards for the top male and female finishers
-- Each Adult Bib enables Free Slice of Pizza or Draft beer (at Trappers II)
***Online Registration Only*** No paper registrations or cash accepted! Register up until race time on your home computer or smartphone.
Packet Pickup: Wednesday 9/22/21 4pm - 7pm
Location: USA Racing (6985 Collamer Rd, East Syracuse, NY 13057)
Human participants receive a free 2021 Teal Ribbon T Shirt, Bib and Safety Pins
Pet participants receive a Hope bandana
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 fiancé and soul mate. Heather passed on November 14, 2008 at 24. More details about Heather can be found at Heather Memorial Page.
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