Ovarian Cancer Survivor Ready to Rock N Run to Help Stamp Out Disease

By Christina Mayo

It’s said that one thought put into action can change the world. Amy Hollub and her supportive friends are doing just that with Rock N Run.

This year marks the fifth annual event that was created as a way for Hollub to give back after her own battle with ovarian cancer. Rock N Run 2018 will be Oct. 7 and is expected to raise $100,000 for six cancer organizations.

Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, will serve as its 2018 presenting sponsor.

“We are thrilled to have one of the nation’s leading cancer research facilities as our presenting sponsor this year,” said Hollub in a release. “By working together with the Miami Cancer Institute, we help increase awareness of breast and ovarian cancers and raise funds for life-saving research.”

Established in 2013 by Hollub, her family, and friends Meredith and Carlos Wolf, Rock N Run is a daylong walk/run and dance fest that raises funds and awareness for groups that help those living with breast and ovarian cancer.

The event will feature a vigorous warm-up with Orange Theory fitness instructors as well as high-energy dance routines from fitness celebrities such as Claudine Nannini.

Rock N Run gets everyone together for a good cause and the annual fundraiser is a powerful and fun way for friends, family and neighbors to share time together. Many survivors and their “cheerleaders” consider the event a giant reunion.

Those currently undergoing treatment receive encouragement, support and inspiration from other women who have overcome these life-altering diagnoses, Hollub said. “By donating their time, talent and treasure to Rock N Run, participants know they are making a difference in the lives of other South Florida women.”

Rock N Run has raised and donated “more than $200,000 to carefully vetted non-profits that help female cancer patients, such as Cancer Link and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance,” she said.

“We’re delighted to serve as presenting sponsor of this year’s Rock N Run,” said Nicholas Lambrou, M.D., Chief of Gynecologic Oncology and Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Miami Cancer Institute — Baptist Health South Florida, in a release.

“Aligning with an established and influential organization like Rock N Run provides the unique opportunity to increase awareness for breast and ovarian cancers and the important role of early detection.”

To get involved in this hometown community fundraiser, register early for $30 at rocknrun.org. Contact Hollub at 305-305-0813 or Amy@HollubHomes.com. Check in begins at 6:30 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 7:45 a.m., Oct. 7, Temple Beth Am Yulman Campus, 5950 N. Kendall Dr., Pinecrest.