April 24- May 8, 2021 with a special Live Virtual Event on 4/24 11:00 AM EST
Join us as we Sandy Sprint the World! You can choose from any of our Guided Courses around the Globe or choose one of your own.
Registration Fees: Registration will stay open until May 8
Virtual Runner/Walker: $40
Children Under 12: $30
Choose a Guided Course in Vancouver, Paris, Rome or Philadelphia or choose one of your own. Courses will be announced soon. You do not need to choose your course to register. Runners will have the ability to submit their times.
The Sandy Sprint is hosted by the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation in an effort to spread the word about our mission and raise funds to advance research. All funds raised will support Ovarian Cancer Research.
This week's Teal Spotlight Team is Team Jenn Pivik
This week we are excited to share the story of Team Jenn Pivik, led by team captain Jillian Strong.
The team first got involved with SROCF when Jenn's mother, Barbara Mellon, passed away from ovarian cancer in 2005. Jenn and her family walked in the Sandy Sprint the following year. Now, Jenn herself is currently fighting ovarian cancer. The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation already had a special place in Jenn’s heart because they had walked for her mom, and now it has a special place in Jillian’s heart.
Jillian says of her dear friend, “Jenn is one of the kindest, most thoughtful and most hilarious people around, and she is in the midst of a battle that no one should have to experience. We decided to form a team to support Jenn, her husband Will, and to honor her late mother Barbara. There is no doubt in our minds that Jenn will beat this, but it’s important for her and her husband to know that we will support them every step of the way. Friends don’t let friends fight cancer alone.”
The team is made up of a handful of Jenn & Will’s very close friends and their families. And many family members and friends have donated to their team to support them.The team has sent emails, posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Linked In. The response has been overwhelmingly positive with support from near and far.
In a normal year Team Jenn Pivik would easily be able to recruit at least 15-20 runners and walkers. With the current pandemic it was a little more difficult to get all of these participants. Instead, their focus has been on getting more people to donate and to raise awareness. Some of the team has committed to walking/running a specific number of miles and are determined to hit that number. Next year they hope to make a much larger event out of this.
The farthest donation came from Hawaii but much of the walking/running will be in the Northeast. There are donations coming in from all over the country.
Social media has been most helpful in reaching people and spreading the word. They are consistently getting the message out that World Ovarian Cancer Day is approaching and that any donation amount is greatly appreciated.
Team captain Jillian Strong shares, “It’s so important to use our voices to raise awareness so that women know what symptoms to look for. And to raise money for better treatments and a cure. We truly love and support our dear friend Jenn and feel for all who are battling this horrible disease. We will not rest until we find a cure and no one has to suffer anymore. Their battle is our battle and we won't stop until we overcome it together.”