August 15- August 30, 2020 with a special Live Virtual Event on 8/15
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.
Virtual Event August 15, 2020 11 AM EST
Guest Speakers and Performers- with special appearances by Gritty & Rocky
MC Gina Gannon
Natonal Anthem Janine Stange
SROCF Ambassador William deVry
SROCF CEO Robin Cohen
Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
Virtual 5K: $40
Children Under 12: $30
This week's Teal Spotlight Team is Team Heart & Soul
This week's Sandy Sprint Teal Spotlight Team is Team Heart & Soul, led by team captain Samantha Bacchus. Samantha first learned about the Sandy Sprint run/walk from her Gynecologist. She met SROCF co-founder/CEO, Robin Cohen at spring advocacy in Washington, DC in 2015.
Like many Sandy Sprint participants, Samantha has a personal reason for starting her team. She shares, “I’m a 6 year survivor of Stage 4 OC. From the beginning of this journey, I want to be involved because I recognise the need for more awareness and improvement in diagnostics in the medical community. I had seen 3 gynaecologists in 6 weeks who failed in diagnosing my illness.” Starting the team Heart and Soul in 2015, was their first Sandy Sprint 5k. Team Heart and Soul has had many participants over the years. Some years the team is smaller, but the level of commitment to the cause is always in their hearts.
Over the years, team captain Samantha Bacchus has continued her relationship with SROCF, attending the fall galas, hosting a survivor weekend, and by donating to the organization. Samantha shares, “Even though I no longer live in Philadelphia area, I consider Robin and SROCF very special and enjoy supporting the organization.”
Thus far, Team Heart and Soul has about five people on their team and looking to grow! Samantha is reaching out to more family to sign up soon. The team likes to use Facebook and personal emails to encourage others to join. Samantha shares that many people would like to participate and she follows up with them to see if they have questions or need any help to register. The team will likely have over 30 walkers/runners!
Since the event is virtual this year, Team Heart and Soul will be asking friends and family from all over the US and possibly even some international participants! Samantha shares that donations have been the most effective fundraising tools over the years. Looking beyond covid, the team has a creative idea about planning an event at an exotic car show to fundraise and spread awareness.
Team Captain Samantha Bacchus and Team Heart and Soul are commited to helping SROCF raise awareness and find a cure for ovarian cancer.