Monday, July 19, 2010

Kickin' Cancer 2010

As we all know, there is a huge need for increased ovarian cancer awareness and increased funding for ovarian cancer research. I am thrilled to be leading “Team FORCE” to raise money to help FORCE and the Lynne Cohen Foundation 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 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."


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


  1. I so wish I were physically able to participate in this. I might just have to be a virtual runner instead. Going to share this post on facebook & twitter, and maybe on my blog too..

  2. Thanks Teri! All you need to worry about now is healing. If you feel up to it we would love to have you come cheer us at the finish!


  3. Let's try to make this go viral so we can have a run (or maybe a walk) in every state!

  4. That would be fantastic! Share, Share, Share!