The 2023 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K, presented by WTVD-Ch. 11, marked its 21st year raising awareness, paying tribute to those touched by ovarian cancer, and supporting ovarian cancer research at DCI.
This year's event was held in the midst of a tropical storm, but that didn't dampen the mood.
The walk itself was made possible by slickers, umbrellas, and teal spirit.
Melanie Bacheler founded the event in 2002 to honor the memory of her mother Gail Parkins, who passed away at the age of 56 after a two-year battle with ovarian epithelial cancer.