Four San Francisco Riders Race Across America to Support Women with Ovarian Cancer

Four San Francisco Riders Race Across America to Support Women with Ovarian Cancer

3,000 mile Cross-Country Bicycle Race Raises Funds for Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

We are riding 7 days a week in preparation for this grueling race. The team will be on bikes, in shifts 'round the clock during the race, we are thankful for our volunteer crew helping throughout the race. We look forward to surpassing our fundraising goal of $100,000 for OCNA. Ovarian Cancer affects our Mothers, sisters, grandmothers, girlfriends and daughters. We race to bring awareness, support fundraising and to help find a cure.

Lane O'Connor, RAAM 4 OCNA Team Member

San Francisco, CA—A team of four San Francisco area men will race in shifts, relay style (non-stop) across the United States this summer with a goal of raising $100,000 to support women with ovarian cancer. Lane O’Connor, Dave O’Mara, Caleb Porter and Shawn Warthen have formed a team, ‘RACE4OCNA’ for the 2015 Race Across America (RAAM). The race, a grueling 3000-mile race covering 12 states and 170,000 vertical feet that kicks off on June 20th. Team racers have a maximum of nine days to cross the country, from Oceanside, CA, to Annapolis, MD. The RACE4OCNA team aims to complete the race in 7 days, averaging 500 miles a day, racing non-stop to cross the country. 100% of the donations raised will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA).

Lane O’Connor’s mother, Diane is the inspiration for the RAAM 4 OCNA team. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2002, she is now a leader in both local and national ovarian cancer organizations. Diane currently serves as President of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Board of Directors.

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a powerful voice for everyone touched by ovarian cancer. We connect survivors, women at risk, caregivers and health providers with the information and resources they need. We ensure that ovarian cancer is a priority for lawmakers and agencies in Washington, DC, and throughout the country. We help our community raise their voices on behalf of every life that has been affected by this disease.

For more information and the RAAM 4 OCNA team, to interview the team or learn how you can support their fundraising efforts please contact Michelle Quinn at or 805-886-3756


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