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Join Connecticut’s Largest Walk to End Ovarian Cancer

Join Connecticut’s Largest Walk to End Ovarian Cancer

Discovery To Cure – The Beverly Levy Walk and Block Party, an event to find a cure for women’s reproductive cancers, will take place on Sunday, September 22nd.  The event will be held at Yale’s Payne Whitney Gym at 70 Tower Parkway in New Haven, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  To register and find out more, visit www.wizathon.com/discovery-to-cure.  Questions?  Contact:  Ruth Ann Ornstein at Ruthann.ornstein@yale.edu or 203.901.0964.

The event will feature food trucks, vendors, raffles, children’s activities, entertainment and a survivors’ tent.  A short program emceed by WTNH’s Jocelyn Maminta will be followed by a 1.5-mile walk through Yale’s campus.  Pre-registration is encouraged; however, walk-ins will be welcome.  The cost is $30 for Adult walkers, $15 for children ages 6-16 and free for children 5 and under.  The event will be held rain or shine.

Discovery To Cure was founded at the Yale School of Medicine in 2003 to advance the prevention, early detection, education and treatment of women’s reproductive cancers.  The event is named in honor of its founder, Beverly Levy, a local woman who was fighting her own battle against ovarian cancer when she launched a fundraising walk through Yale’s campus in 2013.  Sadly, Beverly lost her battle in 2014, but the walk continues in memory of her vision, determination and remarkable energy.  The walk is held annually to carry on Beverly’s incredible legacy and to honor her and all women fighting and lost to these diseases.

Each year, 90,000 women will be diagnosed with a reproductive cancer.  Of these, 29,000 will be ovarian cancer and 17,900 of those women will die from the disease.  Ovarian cancer, once thought of as a silent disease, is now known to be the disease that whispers.  Educating women to listen and act on its signs and symptoms is critical for early detection and an increased chance of survival.

Discovery To Cure is a program through the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.  Its mission is “Keeping families together through provider education, early detection, personalized care and cutting edge research for cure and prevention of women’s reproductive cancers.”  The direct connection between the research lab and clinical patient care make Discovery To Cure the leading center for women’s reproductive cancer research and treatment.  To learn more, please visit our website (https://medicine.yale.edu/obgyn/discovery/) or follow up on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/discoveryevents.

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