More than 3,500 people are expected to participate in the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's 13th annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer on Sunday at the North Park Boathouse.
The organization raises awareness, celebrates survivors and remembers those who have died because of the disease.
Last year in the United States, more than 15,000 women died from ovarian cancer, including 800 from Pennsylvania.
This year, a chip-timed, 5-mile run has been added to the event. Well-behaved dogs on their leashes are welcome. There will be a special continental breakfast for survivors, handmade gifts and a free raffle. Participants can bring photos of loved ones lost to ovarian cancer for display on the Wall of Courage at the Memory Tent. Runners also will be treated to a post-run yoga cool down and massage therapy. The Wellness is Prevention Expo will help participants learn how to be their own health advocate.
Signups on site will cost $35 for the chip-timed run and $30 for the walk. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The 5-mile run begins at 9:15 a.m. and the 1- and 5-mile walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. Free parking and shuttle service is located at Trader Horn from 6:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.