SHOC Walk & Run for Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Tanja Pejovic (left), gynecologic oncologist with OHSU, focuses on new treatments and early detection of ovarian cancer. She is pictured with Sherie’s mother, Geri Matin, and sister, Lori Dayton, of Tualatin.
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The SHOC Foundation hosts its second VIRTUAL event 

“If you have breath, find a purpose” is what Sherie Hildreth would say about giving back to a community, especially a community with women, mothers, sisters and aunties. Sherie was my sister and she died of Ovarian Cancer. My name is Lori Dayton and I have lived here in Tualatin for the past 25 years. 

For those who are new to Tualatin, the SHOC Foundation is a local nonprofit founded in 2005, shortly after Sherie Hildreth, a 6th grade schoolteacher in the Gladstone School District, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sherie worked tirelessly to educate women, spread awareness, raise funds, and provide ongoing support to women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers. Sherie lost her battle in 2009, but her legacy lives on through the SHOC Foundation and our events. The SHOC Walk & Run is an opportunity for families, survivors, supporters and businesses from surrounding communities – and now across the world – to come together for a common cause.

The SHOC Foundation will host its second VIRTUAL event with the 17th Annual SHOC Walk & Run in support of ovarian and gynecologic cancer research. As the damaging impact of COVID-19 continues to shift how we navigate everyday life, the SHOC Foundation is committed to upholding its mission to raising funds for ovarian cancer research, as it cannot forsake the women still awaiting effective treatment and an eventual cure for this disease.

Please join us as we “race in place” together… but apart. Supporters can participate on their own time, in their own place, at their own pace. We encourage folks to get festive and take pics! Wear teal, make signs, paint faces, bring the dogs and kids, and share your photos and stories with us at or post on social (@shocfoundation #shocwalk). 

For more information and to register for the event, visit

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