2018 Event Impact

One of our coaches is facing her toughest competitor ever.

Coach Zhang Ouying—best known as Coach O—who had the strength, grit and willpower to represent the Chinese Women’s National in three World Cups faces the opponent of a lifetime: cancer in both lungs.

The SDSC You’ll Never Walk Alone 5K in Memory of Karina Fares was founded in 2013 for times just like this. When one of our fellow coaches, team members, or families face their darkest hour, the YNWA5K funding has been there to step in to help.

Proceeds from this year’s YNWA5K will go towards Coach O’s mounting medical bills as she battles to gain remission.

As with all YNWA5K funs recipients, our goal is to alleviate some financial strain so the family, her husband Eddie Lott and their two young children Flynn and Elynn, can focus more of their energy on helping Coach O overcome lung cancer. Read more about Coach O in this Union Tribute May 12 article.

Please help us raise more funds for Coach Zhang O!
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