Sandoval ovarian cancer race this Saturday

By H. Rachelle Graham, Staff Writer

Get your running shoes out because it’s that time of year again. The Susan Sandoval Foundation for Ovarian Cancer is hosting its second annual race Saturday.

“The proceeds for the race go toward raising awareness in the community for ovarian cancer,” said Julie Kohler, administrative program coordinator in obstetrics and gynecology at the U who organizes the race.

Susan Sandoval, a former nurse at Primary Children’s and LDS hospitals, died from ovarian cancer last year. The Sandoval Foundation’s goals are to educate and improve the life of women with all types of gynecologic cancers, such as ovarian, uterine, cervical and vaginal cancer.

More than 400 people signed up to run last year, raising more than $13,000.

“We have a plethora of people that come to the race,” Kohler said. “We have survivors, we have people battling ovarian cancer right now, we have family members who are running in honor or in memory of someone in their family. We have people who want to come out as a family on a Saturday in the park and just want to be part of a good cause.”

The race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Sugar House Park in the Northwest Pavilion.

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