Thursday, July 1, 2010

Joining FORCEs with the Lynne Cohen Foundation

My May 19, 2010 blog was about the need for increased ovarian cancer awareness and increased funding for ovarian cancer research.  I am happy to announce that FORCE will be teaming up with the Lynne Cohen Foundation to help achieve these goals.

What is the Lynne Cohen Foundation?

“The Lynne Cohen Foundation is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive patient care for women and families at increased risk of ovarian and breast cancer through the Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Programs; supporting research aimed at finding an ovarian cancer early detection test; and to supporting and enabling highly-focused, multi-institutional research which will lead to effective prevention strategies and interventions to improve the quality of life and survival rates of women with ovarian and breast cancer.”

What are we going to do?

We are going to create a FORCE team to join the 2010 KICKIN’ Cancer walk/run on Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Brentwood, California.   All money raised by the FORCE team will go to the following:

1.     Fifty percent will go to FORCE to fund ovarian cancer related activities and materials.
2.     Fifty percent will to go fund genetic testing for the underserved/uninsured at the Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Clinic for Women’s Cancers at USC/Norris Cancer Center in Los Angeles.

How do you join Team FORCE?

We have created a FORCE team.  Go to the KICKIN’ Cancer website and register for the team.  Click on the "Register Here" button then select "Join a team" and select "Team FORCE"  from the drop down menu.


This will do two things.  First, you will receive a $5 discount on your registration.  Second, the Lynne Cohen Foundation will use this discount code to track the moneys raised by the FORCE team that will be distributed to FORCE and to the genetic testing fund at the Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Clinic for Women’s Cancers at USC/Norris Cancer Center.

What if I don’t live near Los Angeles?

We hope you come out on September 19th to support our FORCE team and the Lynne Cohen Foundation.  The day promises to be a fun one that engages the whole family.  Bring your kids for the Kiddie Fun Run.  But if you cannot join us physically you can still support this great cause by either donating to one of our participants or by being a virtual runner.

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