TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- Four hundred people supported the fight to end ovarian cancer Saturday morning.
Gage Park hosted the fourth annual Whisper Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
Participants could choose between walking or running a 5k or 2.5k throughout the park.
The walk raises awareness, education and funds for the cause. It also promotes support among ovarian cancer survivors and their friends and family.
Lydia Schmidt came to the park and was surprised by a team of friends who were rallying just for her. She has had ovarian cancer since January.
"I do feel blessed in a lot of way," Lydia said. "All these families here have been with me every step of the way, and it's just wonderful. And to be here with other survivors gives me encouragement and a sense of that greater community."
The participants got teal-colored bags and bracelets, which is the color of the ovarian cancer ribbon, after they finished. Drinks and snacks were provided.
Booths were set up with information about how to detect ovarian cancer, treat it and ways to stay healthy.
The proceeds benefit women in northeast Kansas through the Sue Days Ovarian Cancer Fund, which is administered by the St. Francis Health Center Foundation.
Visit www.suedaysfoundation.org for information about ovarian cancer and what you can do to join the fight to end it.