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Discovery to Cure Beverly Levy Walk To Be Held

Discovery to Cure Beverly Levy Walk To Be Held

The fifth annual Discovery to Cure Beverly Levy Walk will be held on September 17, 2017 at the Payne Whitney Gym.  This year the event will be filled with great speakers, music and dance.  WTNH News 8’s Renee Chmiel will host the walk. It will be a great morning for the entire family.

Registration begins 10 a.m. at Payne Whitney Gym -70 Tower Parkway, New Haven.  A recent kick-off event at 168 York Street Cafe welcomed over 150.

Discovery to Cure was launched in 2003 to provide women with new methods for the prevention, early detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers.  The direct connection between the research lab and clinical patient care makes Discovery to Cure the leading center for women’s reproductive cancer research and treatment.

Funds raised through last year’s event enabled Discovery to Cure to provide research grants to Yale School of Medicine laboratories undertaking promising research in women’s reproductive cancers.  This would not have been possible without your support.  Cancer research grants from government sources are decreasing, making your support even more important and meaningful than ever.

The Walk is named in honor of its founder Beverly Levy, 63, a local woman who was fighting her own battle against ovarian cancer when she launched this walk through Yale’s campus in 2013.  Beverly organized the entire walk while she was undergoing chemotherapy treatment.  She was determined to do something to try and help countless women who would one day be diagnosed with cancer.  In that first walk, Beverly and countless volunteers raised $150,000 for gynecological cancer research and 700 people participated in the walk.

Sadly, we lost Beverly in 2014.  The Walk continues in memory of Beverly’s vision, determination and remarkable energy.  We invite you to walk with us again this year, to build on the incredible legacy Beverly left us and to honor her and all women fighting and lost to these diseases.

“Though she was very ill, my mother poured her heart and soul into this walk because she wanted to find a cure, which would lead to so many future lives saved,” said her daughter Perri Levy. “My mom is my hero and she continues to lead us by her unwavering desire to find a cure.

We will ensure her legacy of love and selflessness lives on.”

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a survivor of ovarian cancer for 30 years, has been a tireless advocate for the walk and Discovery to Cure.  If you would like to learn more about Discovery, please call Ruth Ann Ornstein at 203-901-0964 or ruthann.ornstein@yale.edu.

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