The Pajama Run, a charity run that raises money for research and programs for cancers below the waist, is hosting its second annual 5K race at the Promenade on Providence mall in Charlotte on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. All proceeds raised at The Pajama Run will benefit the Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, and it has the highest mortality rate than any other type of female reproductive cancer. Levine Cancer Institute director of gynecologic oncology says, “ovarian cancer is a silent disease – symptoms are often vague and common among other conditions.” The cause is unknown and it’s difficult to detect, which is why it’s so important to raise awareness and funds to address this serious disease.
The family-friendly event will include a 5K race and a post-race pajama party. Packet pickup starts at 7 a.m., the 5K race begins at 8 a.m., and the pajama party begins at 8:45 a.m.
For more information, or to register for or donate to the Nov. 10 event, visit www.pajamarun.org. For more information about ovarian cancer, visit www.carolinashealthcare.org/gynecologic-cancer-levine-cancer-institute.