The local chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is hosting a 5K at Lake Zorinsky in Omaha on Saturday.
The group's mission is to raise awareness about the illness and educate the public on early prevention. Organizers expect more than 800 people. Participants can walk or run to raise awareness for ovarian cancer, which affects 22,000 people in the U.S. each year.
Coordinator Kathy Brandt, an ovarian cancer survivor, said the event gives survivors the opportunity to celebrate each other and gives those who have lost someone to the disease a place to find support.
The 5K run is at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starts 10 minutes later. There will also be a photo taken of survivors before the event starts at 7:45 a.m.
People can sign up in person on race day starting at 7 a.m. The 5K run is $35, and the walk is $30. Online registration is closed.
Organizers ask that participants use the 156th and F Streets entrance to Lake Zorinsky. For more information on the event, click here.
For a full list of walks, run, rides and races this weekend, click here.
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