PHILADELPHIA - This morning, the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation held the 19th Annual Sandy Sprint 5K Walk/Run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Sandy Sprint brought over 1,000 survivors and supporters together to create a supportive community for women impacted by this disease and their families. The event raised money and awareness to help prevent and detect ovarian cancer early, the deadliest of all gynecological cancers. To date, $277.650 has been raised for research and efforts to end ovarian cancer.

19th Annual Sandy Sprint 5K Provided Hope, Funds, and Awareness for Ovarian Cancer

"Today, we celebrated 302 Years of Survivorship! "Today, many people crossed the Sandy Sprint finishing line, but our true finish is a World without Ovarian Cancer," Robin Cohen, CEO and co-founder of The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

The 5K course started at the E-fork of Kelly Drive and ended in the middle of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's steps. Ashli Rice performed the National Anthem, and the Philadelphia Girls Choir sang Pink's "Cover Me in Sunshine" to inspire and encourage race participants. Carlos Bradley, from AFC Fitness, led the pre-race warm-up to prepare everyone for the race.

This year's event was filled with local Philadelphia performers. Rocky Impersonator and Philadelphia Flyers Ice Girls were among the performers who entertained and encouraged runners and walkers along the course.

Gina Gannon, a reporter for 6abc in Philadelphia, is back to host the Sandy Sprint. Sheila Hess, a representative of the City of Philadelphia, was also present to deliver a proclamation honoring Sandy Sprint. The 5K awards ceremony was held at the finish line, where the top five 5K finishers and top event fundraisers were recognized.


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