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Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk scheduled for this Saturday

Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The 5th annual Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk is set to be held on Saturday, April 1 at the LSU softball complex at Tiger Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Registration remains open. All proceeds will be given to organizations in the Baton Rouge area that assist women in battling ovarian cancer. The event was started by LSU softball coach, Beth Torina, in honor of her mother, who successfully beat ovarian cancer. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and money to support local research efforts and to assist families in the area going through ovarian cancer.

"We are so proud to give these strong women and their families a voice, a support system, and a cheering squad as we recognize their fight and walk to promote awareness of ovarian cancer," said Torina.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of death among women and affects more than 40,000 families every year.

For more information about the event, contact Gail Gaiennié at gaileg@bellsouth.net or visit geauxteal.org. Click here to register online. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. After the walk, free food and music will be provided. There will also be an on-site raffle for $5 per ticket.

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