Time: 08:14 AM
S.C. Ovarian Cancer Foundation
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLEY!
In your honor and memory AND for awareness (SC Ovarian Cancer Foundation) and cherished memory builders ( Let There Be Mom ):
*A Kid's Fun Run ( Kat Krawl) with prizes for all participants at 7:44 a.m.
*4plus1K ( Kat Krush ) AND 8 K ( Kat Krazee ) distances----get it? 4/18 -- kool, huh? Starts at 8:14 a.m.
*Hidden Cats along Kat Krush and Kat Krazee routes with prizes for those who find them all!
*Refreshments include: Chocolate Cat Cake and HAPPY COW Chocolate Milk for all participants.
*Tee shirts for all registrants. Sizes cannot be guaranteed after April 3, 2015*
*Goodie bags for all particpants*
*Age Group Awards & Best Overall Male and Female Award*
Help us raise more money and fundraise on your own! Earn GREAT pirzes and be eligible for the Top Fundraiser Award by collecting donations for either charity!!!
Kelley - Cats - Cancer.......What do these have in common? Kelley Upchurch loved cats and hated cancer. I never heard her complain or question God on this journey but fought each day with a quiet and resilent strength that even amazed her doctors. Every day meant another day for her to testify of His great love.
As with Kelley and many others, the diagnosis is delayed because Ovarian Cancer symptons are very common maladies: frequent bloating, heartburn, stomach / pelvis pain, trouble eating or feeling full quickly and urinary problems (urgent need to urinate or more than usual). These are not terribly abnormal symptons - especially for a new mother whose life was now on fast forward caring for her new baby, Reagan, plus toddler, Samantha, while taking care of her home and husband, Richard.
As time progressed and the symptons worsened, tests were done which led to a hysterectomy being performed. It was immediately confirmed: CANCER - the surgeon said: CANCER!! It was in the abdomen walls and stomach lining -- the dreaded answer came a few weeks later: STAGE IV OVARIAN CANCER!
How fast her life changed -- from caring for her new baby and her family -- the care was now for her.
She loved God, her family, cats, chocolate, helping others (OH and diamonds - her birthstone). She definitely wasn't a runner or a bicyclist - with her dry sense of humor loved to poke jabs at those who do. She also loved to get the last word in -- and usually did – NOW all of us who run the run in her honor and memory have the last word! HA!
The proceeds from this run will benefit
SC Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Let There Be Mom:
The South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation (SCOCF) was created by ovarian cancer patients, healthcare providers, and other concerned individuals for the dissemination of information about ovarian cancer. Our group has been built for the support of ovarian cancer patients, for the education of the public and healthcare providers, and to further research on ovarian cancer in the state of South Carolina.
Let There Be Mom is a local non-profit that was created to preserve the legacies of moms and dads with life threatening illnesses. All of the families served by LTBM live in the Upstate and have at least one child 18 years old or younger.
NO PETS! Strollers to right - give runners the right of way. Walkers to the right - giver runners the right of way.
Under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian's permission.
Online registration closes at midnight on April 16, 2015.
Awards presented at 9:14 a.m.
Event ends at 10:14 a.m.
Friday, April 17, 2015
11:11 a.m. - 8:14 p.m.
Cycle Haus (3930 Grandview Dr, Simpsonville, SC 29680)
Saturday, April 18, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.