Trojan Trekkers Finish Revlon Run
Thousands of participants gathered near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 8 for the 17th annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women, an event that raises awareness and money for cancer research.
Among the participants were eight USC Trojan Trekkers, a group of walkers who regularly meet to walk around campus and are part of Recreational Sports’ “Be Fit. Be Well” program.
“Everyone was there to support the cause, and the positive energy during the day helped us complete the run,” said Jennifer Siu, associate director of Recreational Sports.
The run/walk wound its way around University Park campus, beginning on Figueroa Street with a blast of confetti, and ending at the Coliseum. Cancer survivors gave emotional speeches prior to the race, and participants held photographs of deceased family members as they completed the route.
The event attracted the attention of celebrities, including Julie Bowen, Marg Helgenberger, Carrie Ann Inaba and James Denton, who acted as hosts for the day. The serious message and purpose of the event was not forgotten.
“At first I wonder why we are still trying to find the cure,” Siu said. “It seems that we should’ve found it long ago. But because we haven’t found it yet, events like this are necessary.”