he September 7, 2014 race morning was a gorgeous and sunny, early autumn day. The blue skies and comfortable Monroe Community College campus provided the backdrop for another successful Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancer 5K Race fundraiser for Cancer Wellness Connections. This year’s race included over 1,300 participants. The festivities were kicked off by emcee News10WHEC anchor Rebecca LeClair and continued with speeches from County Executive Maggie Brooks and NYS Senator Joseph Robach, as CWC founders Eileen Grossman, Dr. Cynthia Angel, and Dr. Brent DuBeshter looked on.
The crowd of race participants, supporters, and race volunteers cheered for the top three fundraising teams as they were announced. Team “I’m So Ovary This,” headed up by Catherine Klinkbeil, was the top fundraising team with over $9,600 raised. “B’s Team,” led by Jack O’Connor, came in second with over $3,300 raised. “Jacque’s Team” brought in over $2,900 with captain Jacque Ater at the helm.