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Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance’s “Teal Trot 5K” Shifts to Virtual in September

Annual Fundraiser Introduces New Personalized Format to Celebrate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

 As always, September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, but this year will look a little different for the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) community, as the local nonprofit shifts for the first time to a virtual, individualized experience for its 18th annual Teal Trot 5K Walk/Run.  The event is one of the largest ovarian cancer awareness events in the Southeast and is held each year to remember those we have lost, honor those who are fighting, and recognize those who support the GOCA mission of ovarian cancer awareness and education.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social distancing guidelines, GOCA invites the community to register online for The Very Versatile Virtual 2020 Teal Trot presented by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute and show the world your support for GOCA and ovarian cancer awareness by participating in your own fundraising run, walk, hike, bike ride, swim, dance, golf – anything that inspires you! – between September 14 and 30, 2020.  GOCA encourages participants to be creative in their challenges whether you want to skip or hopscotch, skydive or weight lift.  Personal “Teal Trots” can be documented in photos or videos and shared on social media with the #GaOvarianCancer tag.  

“We may not be able to gather together as a group this year to make an impact,” Doug Barron, GOCA Executive Director, comments.  “But we can unite in spirit as we continue raising and spreading ovarian cancer awareness throughout the state and beyond in September.”   

Registration is now open at  Funds raised from the event will benefit GOCA’s education, awareness and community outreach programs.  For more information, please visit; call 404.255.1337; or email  

Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA), a 501c-3 non-profit, serves to increase awareness and educate women of all ages and their families, as well as the healthcare community, about the risks and symptoms leading to early detection.  GOCA serves the state of Georgia with public outreach programs, education and awareness, and fundraising events.  With no sure way of predicting ovarian cancer and no single screening test to identify it at the earlier, pre-symptomatic stages, awareness and education are an urgent priority for all women in order to protect themselves from late-stage ovarian cancer.