Dirty Girl Mud Run
is set for Saturday
The Oklahoma City Dirty Girl Mud run will run Saturday, rain or shine, at Extreme OKC, 3501 NE 10. The first wave of runners will go at 8 a.m., the last at 4 p.m.
The Dirty Girl Mud Run is a women-only national mud run series. The untimed obstacle course welcomes women of all ages and athletic abilities.
Women ages 14 and up are encouraged to participate, and cancer survivors run for free.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Dirty Girl's official partner; in 2013, Dirty Girl aims to deliver more than $500,000 in support.
For more information, visit http://www.godirtygirl.com or http://www.facebook.com/godirtygirl.
Preeclampsia walk set
The Oklahoma City Promise Walk for Preeclampsia will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 11 at Earlywine Park, Small Shelter, 3033 SW 119 in Oklahoma City.
The Promise Walks are a national event taking place in more than 100 cities across the U.S. All monies raised go to the Preeclampsia Foundation, a nonprofit organization, founded in 2000 to bring preeclampsia survivors and their families together for support, education and research.
This is the second year for the Oklahoma City Promise Walk for Preeclampsia, which will feature a 2-mile walk, a mini “rugged men in heels” race, music, refreshments and raffle, plus a children's area with clowns, face painting, games and balloon animals. An end-of-the-day balloon release for those lost to preeclampsia will close the event.
Bowel disease Q&A scheduled
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America-Oklahoma Chapter will have a free informational presentation and question-and-answer session from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at in room B3 of the Samis Family Education Center, 1200 Children's Ave. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
The presentation will feature Dr. Tauseef Ali.
Register online at http://online.ccfa.org/treatmentsokc. For information, call Ginnia Smith at 271-5428 or Jacquelin Leech at (972) 386-0607.
MS Walk is set for May 4
The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society: Oklahoma will hold its Walk MS: Oklahoma City with presenting sponsor Supercuts on May 4 at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
More than 2,800 walkers are expected to come out and help raise the goal of $130,000. Funds raised will support direct services and programs for people with MS and their families in Oklahoma and MS research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system.
People can participate in Walk MS individually or as a team. Volunteers also are needed. To register or for more information, call (800) 344-4867 or visit www.walkMSok.org. Walkers also can register on the day of the event beginning at 7 a.m. The walk officially starts at 8 a.m.
Cystic Fibrosis event planned for May 4
The local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is gearing up for its Great Strides Walk Event on May 4 at Route 66 Park at Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City. Various teams are raising money to participate in the walk.
One of them will host a separate fundraiser in conjunction with the walk, KarsonFest, from 5 to 9 p.m. April 14 at Grady's 66 Pub in Yukon.
Cost to enter is $5, and participants can enjoy music by Kyle Carter and participate in live and silent auctions. All proceeds from ticket sales, food sales and the auctions will go to Karson Vega's team in the walk. The 5-year-old is living with cystic fibrosis.
For information about Karson, go online to http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/dsp_DonationPage.cfm?walkid=8593&idUser=436920.
To find out more about the walk in Oklahoma City, go online to the Sooner chapter's page at http://www.cff.org/Chapters/okc.
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS