The beautiful thing about Ovarian Cancer Run/Walks is seeing the encouragement it brings to the survivors and their families. To me, an Ovarian Cancer Run/Walk is a great way to show the survivor that they are not alone, and they have the support of many others who are effected by the disease and who want to do something about it. By being that kind of strength to the survivors of ovarian cancer, I feel it rewards and strengthens the rest of us too.
As I’m sure those who read this blog know, September is Ovarian Cancer awareness month. And thus, September is a special month for those of us at WORD. Every September WORD attends several Run/Walks and events around the country and we get to reconnect with long-time friends, and meet new survivors and volunteers who are dedicated to fighting ovarian cancer. After meeting these kinds of people, hearing their stories, and witnessing what they have accomplished, it always inspires me personally to a refreshed perspective in my own work… you can’t help but be further motivated to make a difference. Just witnessing the organization and setup of a run/walk itself is a pretty amazing thing too. Seeing all of the hours in planning and coordinating groups of volunteers to manage an event that hosts thousands of people… all who chose to attend and give up a day of their weekend, is pretty humbling.
This past September, WORD was again proud to attend a couple of these events and provide videos and photos that the people involved could use to further promote and interact with. The videos below are taken from the Ovarian Cancer Connection “Ovarian Cancer Awareness Run/Walk in Memory of Ellen Jackson” in Toledo, Ohio, and the “Ovar’Coming Together Ovarian Cancer Awareness Run/Walk” in Indianapolis, Indiana. I don’t want to give anything away, but one of the run/walk videos even involves a 100 piece marching band – you should check it out. In addition to the event coverage videos, we were also able to gather a few more survivor stories for our, “Let’s Talk” video series and get a video of Dr. Kelly Manahan‘s speech at the Toledo Run/Walk.
Finally, I just want to end by giving a sincere “thank-you” to all who participated in these events, and especially the ladies who allowed us to interview them for these videos.
Please feel free to embed or pass around the links of the videos and photos included below to anyone you think may be interested… We hope to see all of you again next year.
Director of Media Production at WORD