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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

NYC Chapter Of National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Hosting Roosevelt Island Run/Walk To Break The Silence Saturday May 19 At Firefighters Field- - Register Now To Run/Walk, Donate & Volunteer

According to the National Ovarian Cancer Coaltion:

The mission of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is to work tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors. Founded in 1995, the NOCC is the first and only national ovarian cancer organization with a network of local chapters throughout the country. The NOCC’s Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer®, put on by local chapters, serves to increase awareness, honor those affected by ovarian cancer, and raise funds to support our local and national initiatives. . 

The NOCC’s New York City Chapter will be hosting its 1st annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer on Saturday, May 19th at Firefighter’s Field on Roosevelt Island. The organization’s signature event, held in 20 locations across the United States each year, helps to fund its programs for earlier awareness, quality of life, community outreach, and research initiatives. With 1 in 75 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and no early detection test for the disease, the NOCC aims to create awareness through the event by educating the general public on the early signs and symptoms.


“This year we have a new theme for our event, ‘Together in Teal,’ which captures our commitment to raise awareness of ovarian cancer,” states Melissa Aucoin, Director of National Events and Operations of the NOCC. “Funds raised through our signature Run/Walk event directly support our local programs, research initiatives, and earlier awareness outreach.”

The event also centers on honoring ovarian cancer Survivors, remembering those lost to the disease, and empowering the community with knowledge. We invite you to join the nearly 500 expected participants at the New York City event by going to runwalk.ovarian.org/newyorkcity. To learn more about ovarian cancer, visit us at ovarian.org or connect with us via social media.


Long time Roosevelt Island residents Laura and Giovanni Battistini are participating in the Break The Silence On Ovarian Cancer Run/Walk as part of the Ktty's Krewe team. The company Giovanni works for, Ferrero Open Innovation Center, recently moved to the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech Campus.

Click here to register, donate or volunteer for the Roosevelt Island NOCC’s Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer.

More info on Ovarian Cancer awareness


available at the



NOCC website.

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