ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
16th Annual SHOC Walk & Run for Ovarian Cancer — Virtual Edition
Saturday, August 1, 2020
8:00am // Anywhere, USA
As the damaging impact of COVID-19 forces the world to recalibrate, reprioritize, and rediscover everyday living, we’ve made the conscious decision to move forward with our flagship event this year and stay true to our mission of raising funds for ovarian cancer—we cannot forsake all the women still desperately awaiting effective treatment and an eventual cure.
Please join us on Saturday, August 1st for our first ever VIRTUAL event as we “race in place” together…but apart. This VIRTUAL event will kick-off at 8:00am and allows supporters to participate on their own time, in their own place, at their own pace.
“Race in place” by choosing a course near you—maybe it's through the park, along the water, your favorite trail in the woods, or inside on the treadmill! We encourage folks to get festive and take pics! Wear teal, make signs, paint faces, bring the dogs and kids, and share your photos and stories at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on social (@shocfoundation #shocwalk).
The SHOC Walk & Run is an opportunity for families, survivors, supporters, and businesses from surrounding communities to come together for a common cause. Encourage your friends and family to join you from their own location. Let's celebrate the women who are fighting this disease. Let’s remember those who fought fiercely. And let’s stay healthy and safe while doing it.
Our event fundraising goal this year is $70,000, and we hope you can help us get there!
If walking or running is not an option for you this year, please consider a donation in place of your registration fee.
HOW IT WORKS
Race in place and start when you want!
Our VIRTUAL race will still offer a timed 5K and 10K Walk or Run option, along with an untimed 1-Mile Family Fun Walk. The week prior to the race, you’ll receive an email with your personalized Virtual Race bib, as well as instructions on how to submit your results if you choose (see Virtual Race Instructions below).
Registered participants will receive a commemorative event t-shirt by mail after the event (please allow 4-8 weeks).
"Race in Place"
Choose your own beautiful course—through the park, along the water, your favorite trail in the woods—or stay inside and hit the treadmill!
Saturday, August 1, 2020
8:00am Kick-Off for 5K/10K Walk & Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk
Adult (ages 13+) $30
Youth (ages 6-12) $10
Kiddies (ages 0-5) Free
Group (4 or more) $27/person
VIRTUAL RACE INSTRUCTIONS
1. When the race officially kicks off at 8:00am on Saturday, August 1st, you’ll receive a text message and
email welcoming you to the race.
2. After you complete your race, results can be entered up until Saturday, August 8th.
3. Submission of your race results can be done via text message or web form.
4. When submitting your results, you’ll have the option to include photos and a GPS record of your
activity—this will show your race results and display a verified checkmark next to your race results.
5. Results will be ranked online in the following categories: overall, gender, and age group.
HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!
Help us reach our $70,000 goal by donating in honor
or memory of a loved one, just because, or anonymously.
This is how we get things done to make a difference.
We appreciate you!
HONOR & MEMORY BANNER
Email us if someone is missing
and we'll add her name to our online list.
SHOC's IMPACT IN THE LAB
In late 2019, OHSU shared with the SHOC Foundation a 15-year Impact Report for our ongoing investment in the work of Dr. Tanja Pejovic. This allows Dr. Pejovic's lab to invest in discoveries that are leading to advancements and positive change in women with ovarian cancer.
Click on the image below to read the entire report.
JOIN OUR ACTION COMMITTEE
Would you like to become involved with the SHOC Foundation on a regular basis or do you have a special skill that you think would be a great addition? We'd like to chat with you about joining our Action Committee. Click here to contact us...
No more hassle at the bottle return! SHOC is now a Featured Fundraiser with the Oregon BottleDrop, which means donating your bottles and cans to the cause just got a whole lot easier. Click here for more info...
WE DID IT AGAIN!
September 28, 2019 – Once again the SHOC Foundation was able to present its annual gift to Dr. Tanja Pejovic of OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute in late September during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The SHOC Board and Advisors took the opportunity to present a check while entertaining at our High Tea’l Survivors Tea held in downtown Portland at the Hotel deLuxe. Our guests were our honored survivors and their guests, and Dr. Pejovic and her team from OSHU. On this beautiful Saturday morning at High Noon we were excited to share one of our largest gifts to date of $100,000. This brings our 15-year gifted total to $1.1 million directly to the OHSU Gynecologic Research Lab under the direction of Dr. Pejovic. We are humbled in our thank you to all the amazing people that support the SHOC Foundation in our mission to end ovarian cancer as we know it.
HIGH TEA'L SURVIVORS TEA
Saturday, September 26th
Hotel deLuxe // Portland, OR
Calling all gynecologic cancer survivors!
Held in September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, High Tea'l
is a special celebration to honor gynecologic cancer survivors. Please join us for a relaxing afternoon over lunch and tea in the good company of fellow survivors, SHOC Foundation Board Members, and our partners at OHSU. It is also during this event that SHOC will present its annual gift to Dr. Tanja Pejovic, M.D., Ph.D., Division Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute.
Click here if you're a Survivor and would like to join us.
MEET OUR NEWEST
Sanja Uskokovic has lived in Portland for over two decades and is originally from Montenegro. She is a lead Program Manager at Kaiser Permanente’s Strategic Office. Sanja earned an MS in International Economics at PSU and started her career in the finance industry. She was fortunate to transfer her skills in Healthcare specifically in the Clinical Quality and Population Health, and is passionate about prevention and improving clinical outcomes. Outside of work, Sanja enjoys hiking, spending time in nature and traveling to new cultures.
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