Wednesday, May 6, 2009

For Lisette (& Yoland) -- Hope Hike 2009

My friend Lisette (photo credit) who died of ovarian cancer last year is being honored by her hiking buddy Ellen Lowitz and other friends with the first (hopefully to be annual) Hope Hike 2009.  This spring another friend and colleague, Yoland Condrey-Tinker, died of ovarian cancer.  Both are missed.

The memorial hike organized by Ellen is to raise money for ovarian cancer research.  Here are the details of their flyer:

What:  Hope Hike 2009  -- “Shout It From the Mountain!” --  A Memorial Hike to Benefit Ovarian Cancer research, in memory of the life of Lisette C. Johnson, 1952-2008.

When:  Saturday, May 9, 2009.  Check in 8:00 am; Kick-off ceremony 9:00 am.  Hike ends at 2:00 pm.

Who:  Hikers, walkers, runners, cancer survivors, family, friends, loved ones, leashed pets & owners, & other supporters are invited to participate.

WherePinnacle Mountain State Park.  Registration, check-in, & opening program at park’s West Summit Pavilion.

How:  Hike, walk, or run the Pinnacle Mountain trail of your choice.  Choose from 8 trails in varying lengths or be a virtual hiker.


Register:  Free 2009 registration –‘09 Hike registration fees are waived.  Donations accepted and appreciated.  Register 3 ways:  Register online; down-load the registration for, complete, and mail; or complete registration form and submit at check-in on day of hike.


For more information about how you can get involved with Hope Hike contact them at or at (501) 224-0636.


For more information on ovarian cancer:

National Cancer Institute -- Ovarian Cancer Page

Center for Disease Control -- Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Organization

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms --TBTAM


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Margaret Polaneczky, MD (aka TBTAM) said...

What a great idea! A hike in the woods instead of a walk in the city. Too bad I live so far away - I'd be there...

Have a great tiem!

rlbates said...

Would love to have you join us!