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Run or Walk To Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

The Massachusetts chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) will present the 18th annual 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer at 7:30 a.m., September 11, at Carson Beach, in South Boston.

Dubbed “The Silent Killer”, ovarian cancer is considered the deadliest of all the gynecologic cancers because it is difficult to detect. “Symptoms can be vague and subtle, and are often misdiagnosed as benign illnesses,” says NOCC chapter manager Anne Sweeney. “This fundraising and awareness raising event will inform people about these subtle signs and symptoms and the importance of early detection and treatment. It also supports ovarian cancer awareness and education programs.”

More than 1,800 runners, walkers, survivors and family members are expected to attend the event, featuring music, a vendor tent, food from some of Boston’s most popular food trucks, and a flat course that runs along the shore that’s ideal for experienced and beginning runners alike.

Location: DCR Mother’s Rest Area, 125 William J. Day Blvd., Carson Beach, South Boston. To learn more, call 781-643-9800 or visit RunWalk.Ovarian.org/Massachusetts.