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Mobile, Ala. (December 4, 2008)
Contact: Amanda MacDonald, (251) 470-1682

Inaugural “GO for Gynecological Oncology” Race Ends in Success

USA MCI Gynocolgic Oncologists Drs. Michael Finan and Dr. Rod Rocconi
(Left to Right) USA Mitchell Cancer Institute Gynecologic Oncologists Drs. Michael Finan and Dr. Rod Rocconi present Dr. Michael Boyd, MCI director, with GO Race proceeds to support the Institute's Gynecological Cancer Research Endowment.
The inaugural 5K road race “GO for Gynecological Oncology” held on the University of South Alabama’s main campus, raised more than $11,400 for the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Cancer Research Endowment.
The race drew a crowd of more than 600 people with more than 500 racers.
“It was an outstanding turnout that hopefully will create momentum for next year’s race. In addition to helping fund research, the race raised awareness of gynecological cancers and drew attention to an area where research is needed,” said Dr. Rod Rocconi, who serves as Abraham A. Mitchell Clinical Cancer Research Scholar and a staff physician for gynecology oncology service.
The funds raised for the endowment will be used to advance efforts, increase our knowledge and understanding of gynecologic cancers, develop new treatments for ovarian and gynecologic cancers, and for prevention through public education and outreach.
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