Our mission is simple: To raise awareness of ovarian cancer, and to raise money to support research and treatment. And it all started with a friend...
Emily was a native of Greenville. She grew up in Lynndale and graduated from J.H. Rose High School in 1994. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998 and stayed in the Triangle to begin her career. Emily later returned to Greenville to be closer to her family during her numerous treatments and final struggle with ovarian cancer.
She was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 23 years old. Initially, her doctor dismissed the early signals, and the cancer wasn’t found until it was advanced. After immediate treatment, the cancer went into remission for several years, but returned in 2006. After more surgery and rounds of chemotherapy, Emily passed away in January of 2008.
A Bright Light
To support our fundraising efforts, A Bright Light Charitable Fund was established through the Greater Greenville Community Foundation. The fund will work to support the efforts of local and national organizations, like the UNC Gynecologic Oncolgy Program.
Now We Run
To raise this money and the awareness, we run. Emily did when she could, and now we do. We want to light up the night and share a great experience with people who cared about Emily and who care about all the women in their lives. We hope you’ll join us.