UPDATE The Hare and Tortoise New Quarter Park 5K
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc and no individual or family is exempt from its impact. No one knows when life will get back to normal or the future definition of the term normal. Everyone is under extreme stress, anxiety and uncertainty. Holding a Run in the usual Run format would not be practical given the requirements needed to protect entrants against a potential virus exposure. Even after applying all the recommended measures, there is no guarantee that exposure could or would be avoided. After considering the risks involved and from an abundance of caution we decided that the 2020 Run would be staged on a VIRTUAL basis
The TWELVETH annual Karene O’Hare/Bitsy Whitten Ovarian Cancer Memorial Run is scheduled for Saturday, September 12th, at New Quarter Park in partnership with the Williamsburg Community Foundation; a 501 © (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization tax, identification number 54-1927558. This Memorial Run is the only annual fundraising program that supports Ovarian Cancer screening, treatment and education for uninsured and under-insured women in the greater Williamsburg community.
The O’Hare/Whitten families sponsor this Run to raise money to combat Ovarian Cancer in memory of Karene O’Hare and Bitsy Whitten who were victims of the disease. Since 2009, over $146,000 has been donated to help underwrite the Ovarian Cancer programs offered by the Lackey Clinic and the Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center to their patients.
In November 2016, we established an Ovarian Cancer Endowment Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation as a permanent source of income for this cause. The Fund provides donation sustainability to build and strengthen the significant Ovarian Cancer health care that Lackey and Olde Towne provide for our community. The money raised by the annual Run is deposited into the Endowment Fund and invested. As of January 2020, the value of the Endowment Fund had grown to over $252,000.
We encourage you to support this fundraiser and sign up to run or walk the event virtually. You can run or walk any 5K course at your convenience, pay the $25.00 entry fee and provide by September 12, your time, date and whether you walked or ran the course. We will provide you with a distinctive and specially designed t-shirt to commemorate your participation.
Your participation is very important and will help provide continued donation support for the important mission of meeting an unmet need for raising awareness about Ovarian Cancer.
Virtual 5K Run/Walk – Be Safe – Follow all State/County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines
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Information about the event is available in : English