Laura Crandall Brown Foundation To Host 10th Annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K & Family Fall Festival Supporting 2019 GYN Cancer Awareness Month

Clubs and Organizations

July 15, 2019


For Immediate Release: July 12, 2019

CONTACT:
Mary Anne King, Executive Director
205-783-1285
ma.king@thinkoflaura.org

 

This September, in recognition of GYN Cancer Awareness Month, the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) will host its 10th Annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K & Family Fall Festival.

The 10th annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K Family Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at The Preserve in Hoover featuring 5K and 10K races, fall festival activities for all ages, and pet friendly facilities.  Activities include games, children's inflatables, face painting, pumpkin decorating, crafts, vendors, and much more. 

"This event is a huge hit among families and supporters alike, but more importantly, the proceeds fund early detection research, GYN cancer awareness, and support for patients and their families," said Mary Anne King, LCBF Executive Director.    

LCBF's A State of Teal Awareness Campaign will begin on September 1st and continue throughout the month; its goal being to highlight the importance of increasing awareness of gynecologic cancers. Awareness is spread using billboards, radio advertising, posters, yard signs, and events including Head Over Teal. Teal lighting will be observed in many businesses and cities throughout the state.

"We are thrilled to continue our celebration of A Decade of Hope through Head Over Teal, which was one of the very first fundraising events the foundation held after Laura's death ten years ago," said Mary Anne King, LCBF Executive Director.  "It's an opportunity for us to remember those like Laura who have passed, but also a time to celebrate survivors and enjoy a day of fun and fellowship."

Online registration is available by visiting www.ThinkOfLaura.org/HeadOverTeal.  Discounted prices are available for all who register before September 9, 2019. 

About the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation:

Every 17 minutes, a woman dies from a gynecologic (GYN) cancer (ovarian, cervical, endometrial/uterine, vaginal, and vulvar). This year alone, more than 30,000 women will die.  Alabama ranks in the top five of states for both cervical and ovarian cancer deaths, and there is no early detection/screening test for four out of five GYN cancers.  LCBF focuses on early detection research, awareness education, and support services for GYN cancer patients and families.  Since our founding in 2009 we have:

  • ·         granted more than $500,000 for ovarian cancer early detection research
  • ·         educated tens of thousands of community members on GYN cancer prevention info, signs and symptoms, and
  • ·         provided emotional, educational, and direct financial support to thousands of GYN cancer patients, survivors, and co-survivors.