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Kara DioGuardi: You Never Know What Turns Life Will Take

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Kara Dioguardi is taking part in a 5K run a week from Sunday and it's for a cause that's very personal for her and everyone else taking part in the Run for Her 5K Run and Friendship Walk to Support Ovarian Cancer Research. She explained why to Steve and Lisa.

"I did it three years prior (to this past Sunday). My best friend was involved with the organization and I got to do it for a friend of hers. And then a little over a year I found out I had a Bracket gene..it's a genetic propensity, for breast cancer it's about 80 percent for ovarian its about 40 percent. So I was able to turn to this incredible organization and through Cedars Sinai get the help I needed to make decisions."

Kara's mother died of ovarian cancer. Run for Her supports the Women's Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai's Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Kara says it was exactly what she needed at the right time.

"I was just really lucky that I knew them and so this is what's so great about this organization because they're raising awareness, they're raising funds, for research for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is very difficult to detect. There's no great screening process for it..."

For more information on the run, go to "Runforher.com".

Fun Facts About Kara DioGuardi (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres. DioGuardi has worked with many popular artists; Total albums on which her songs have appeared exceeds 159 million worldwide.

2) DioGuardi is a Grammy nominated writer, 2011 NAMM Music For Life Award winner, 2009 NMPA Songwriter Icon Award winner, 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, and has received 15 BMI Awards for co-writing the most performed songs on the radio. In addition, Kara is a cousin to the Pizzutello family.

3) DioGuardi served as a judge on American Idol for its eighth and ninth seasons. Her contract was not renewed for the next season. In 2008, she was appointed to the position of executive vice president of talent development at Warner Bros. Records, and has signed acts such as Jason Derülo and Iyaz. In 2011, she was a head judge on the Bravo singer-songwriter competition series Platinum Hit.

The 9th Annual ‘Run For Her 5K Run & Friendship Walk' will be held on Sunday, November 10th from 8:30 to noon, it starts at Pan Pacific Park on Beverly Boulevard.

Follow Kara on Twitter: @kara_dioguardi

Kara on Facebook: Kara Dioguardi

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