The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation proudly celebrates 10 years of women’s health and empowerment in 2012! Whether you rock climb, hike, run, or do triathlons, HERA offers lots of ways to challenge yourself to be healthy and active while helping a great cause. We have a full calendar of events this year and there’s something for everyone.
HERA’s signature Climb4 LifeSM Series is up and running. These events are truly unique – providing rock climbing, hiking, yoga, and much more – in beautiful settings with professional athletes and guides, as well as others like you who support ovarian cancer research and awareness initiatives.
The series kicks off with our first-ever Climb 4LifeSM Boston, April 28-29 at MetroRock; registration is $35 per person: www.herafoundation.org/c4l-boston-2012. To launch the Boston event, pro climber, Sasha DiGiulian, will offer a free climbing clinic the week before on Friday, April 20. Only a few spots are left! Once you’ve registered for the Boston climb, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for Sasha’s clinic.
Next up is Climb4LifeSM Colorado, held in the stunning setting of Boulder, CO on June 22-23. Early registration is $65 per person through May 21; $75 thereafter. To register: www.herafoundation.org/c4l-colorado-2012/. Registration will open soon for the Washington, DC Climb4LifeSM, July 14-15, at Carderock, MD and Great Falls, VA; registration is $50 per person. The series wraps up with the HERA’s longest running event, Climb4LifeSM Utah, September 14-16; registration is $60 per person before August 17; $75 thereafter: www.herafoundation.org/c4l-utah-2012/. All Climb4LifeSM participants receive a goodie bag, a cool event shirt, and the chance to win some great prizes donated by our very generous sponsors.
How about running a Ragnar Relay with 12 of your closest friends? These 200-mile running events are held all over the country. To find one near you, check out: www.herafoundation.org/events/ragnar-relay/. If 200 miles is a bit much, how about a Run Like a Girl 5K or 8K: www.herafoundation.org/events/run-like-a-girl/. Are you into triathlons? Don’t miss the “family-friendly” Fit to Fight Ovarian Cancer Triathlon Festival, featuring women’s events, men’s events, and kids’ events: fittofightoc.com/REGISTERandFAQs.html
Established in 2002, the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is a nationally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research and Awareness. Via its signature Climb4LifeSM and auxiliary fundraising events, coupled with funding from multiple other sources, HERA remains committed to investing at least 85% of the monies raised each year in programs that continue to provide research, awareness, education and community support. HERA’s scientific research grants provide funding for cutting-edge research to scientists at respected medical institutions. In doing so, HERA promotes cross-disciplinary science and seeks to attract young researchers to expand the scientific understanding of ovarian cancer while improving the lives of those battling this disease. HERA also embraces projects related to raising awareness about ovarian cancer and its symptoms in different communities around the country. By stressing the concept of “community,” HERA supports and empowers those undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer, as well as women who are healthy. For more information, visit. www.herafoundation.org
Sign up for one or more events to help HERA in 2012. You’ll be glad you did.