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2017 NOCC Team Teal Runs the Chicago Half Marathon

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BENEFITING: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

Karen Young

THE STORY:

The mission of the NOCC is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for Survivors. There is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer. The Pap test does not detect ovarian cancer. Until there is a screening test, the key to early diagnosis is awareness. The key to awareness is knowing the subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer, and urging women to Take Early Action and Live®. Through national programs and local NOCC chapter initiatives, the NOCC's goal is to educate communities and increase awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The NOCC also provides information to assist newly-diagnosed patients, hope to Survivors, and support to caregivers. The NOCC is also committed to the advancement of ovarian cancer research.

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