From left to right: Top row: Jerry Gabriel Middle Row: Sandra Sparks, Max Lang, Katrina Lang, Jeana Heath, Chris Martinez, James Sparks, Andy Sparks and Terri Gabriel Bottom row: Claudia Kuhles, Shannon Smith, Jennifer Klocki and Jennifer Parker
L ast month, Encino Calif.-based travel agency Plaza Travel sponsored several of its agents and their families in the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California’s 10th Annual Run/Walk in Studio City, Calif. The 3K, 5K and 10K events drew more than 2,500 participants and raised thousands of dollars to benefit ovarian cancer research and education.
"So many women are diagnosed too late," explained Sandra Sparks, a Plaza Travel agent who participated in the fundraiser, along with her husband and son. "It is our hope that by educating people about the signs and symptoms and promoting early detection that we can increase the [awareness] of this silent and too often deadly disease."