SWOSU Plans 5K Run to Fight Ovarian Cancer

Modeling the “Tough Enough to Wear Teal” t-shirt in the battle against ovarian cancer are SWOSU students (from left): Mackenzie Cochran, Boise City; Brady Boyd, Weatherford; Morgandy Benson and Davie Owen, both of Piedmont.

Are you tough enough to wear teal?

Southwestern Oklahoma State University students want to know and are planning a Tough Enough to Wear Teal 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 28, in Weatherford.

Runners/walkers can now register at signmeup.com or in the Dean of Students Office in the Stafford Center (Room 214).

Cindy Dougherty, dean of students, said all proceeds will go toward the battle against ovarian cancer. For the past eight years, the 5K “Pink” run had benefitted breast cancer research.

“At SWOSU, we have several tough women dealing with this disease (ovarian cancer) and when the kids asked to ‘change colors’ I agreed,” Dougherty said.  “This year we are teal and it’s personal.”

The race is USATF certified, chip timed and begins at 9 a.m. near the Clock Tower on the SWOSU campus. Pre-registration fee is $35.

T-shirts for the event are now on sale for $10 and can be purchased/ordered in Stafford Center 214. Dougherty said $5 from each shirt will be donated to the cause. Also, one lucky SWOSU student wearing the “Tough Enough to Wear Teal” t-shirt will win an iPad Air worth $500 at the “TEAL OUT” SWOSU basketball game on February 19. It will be given away at halftime of the men’s game. The women play at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7::30 p.m.

For more information about the 5K, contact Cindy Dougherty at 580.774.3767 or deanoffice@swosu.edu.