Sprinting to Find a Cure for Ovarian Cancer
On September 20, over 500 people gathered for the 4th Annual Stiletto Sprint to raise awareness and funds towards a cure for ovarian cancer. Close to $96,000 was raised to benefit the Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute.
This memorable fundraiser – established by Levine Cancer Institute’s ovarian cancer support group, “the Teal Magnolias” – featured women and men of all ages competing in a 70-yard dash. Many sprinters wore teal, the color representing ovarian cancer. Each year, most participants run in honor or memory of loved ones affected by the disease – a cancer that strikes 22,000 women in the United States each year.
Since its inception, Stiletto Sprint has continued to receive tremendous support from its presenting sponsor, the Bissell Companies. All funds raised at the event are directed toward cutting edge research involving early detection of ovarian cancer, support programs at Levine Cancer Institute, and community awareness initiatives.