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

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

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.

To Donate or learn more about the RACE4OCNA fundraising goals, visit their  For more information and the RAAM 4 OCNA ( 

To learn more about the team please contact Michelle Quinn at


Their Facebook page, a source for frequent inspiration (both through their incredible 60-70 mile rides and the beautiful landscape photo's- see below).