St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness announces the 12th Annual Families Run For Ovarian Cancer 5K and 1-mile Run/Walk on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in downtown St. Louis. KLOU's Julie Tristan will be the emcee. The race starts at 8:30 am at Soldiers Memorial, 1315 Chestnut Street. Sponsors and SLOCA supporters will have booths at the event.
The Families ROC event was started in 2006 by the Jorgensen family as their wife and mother, Brenda, fought her own battle with ovarian cancer. Sadly, she lost that battle in 2011 but the event continues to honor her spirit and to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and ongoing awareness programs.
The Race Day Schedule will run as follows:
- 7:00 am - Registration and final chance to pick up packets
- 8:30 am - Survivor Ceremony
- 8:40 am - National Anthem
- 8:45 am - Race Start
- 9:30 am - Awards Ceremony
- 10:00 am - Raffle Drawing
Participants can register for a timed 5k run/walk or even “ROC It from Home” if they cannot make the event. Event registration includes a t-shirt for all participants as well as snacks and beverages. The event is family-friendly and will include entertainment by the School of Rock House Band, the Bubble Bus, the Photo Bus photo booth, appearances by Fredbird and Louie, plus much more!
Registration is open. Register for the race on the Families ROC website -https://www.sloca.org/events/familiesroc.