Hundreds run to raise ovarian cancer awareness
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LIVERPOOL, N.Y. - One in 70 women run the risk of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
On Sunday, hundreds of runners and walkers gathered at Onondaga Lake Park to help raise awareness of the disease at the second annual Heather's Teal Ribbon Walk and Run.
The event was put together by Hope for Heather, a group created by friends and family of Heather Weeks to raise money to find a cure for ovarian cancer.
Along with the run and walk, organizers also set up booths to educate the community about the disease.
"We have survivors out here, we have a survivor tent, we have information for women who are undergoing treatment, where to get help. We just try to pass the education and warning signs on to everyone her," said Frieda Weeks, Heather's mother and president of Hope for Heather.
YNN was a proud sponsor of Sunday's run and walk.
To find out how you can support the foundation, visit www.hopeforheather.org.