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 have created "Team FORCE" for the 2010 KICKIN' Cancer 5K walk/run on Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Brentwood, California. All money raised by Team FORCE 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 under served/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?
Go to the KICKIN' Cancer website to register for our team. Click on the "Register Here" button and follow the instructions. Click on "Join a Team" and in the drop down menu select "Team FORCE."
BE SURE TO ENTER THE DISCOUNT CODE "force" AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.
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 cannot come to the event?
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 (1) donating to one of our participants, (2) donating to our team here, or (3) by being a virtual runner.
If you have any questions about Team FORCE, Kickin' Cancer or how to register contact Joi at Joi@facingourrisk.org.