BENEFITING: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Inc.
EVENT: AJC Peachtree Road Race
EVENT DATE: Jul 04, 2013
As you know, I recently lost my aunt Joyce to ovarian cancer in May. This July 4th, I will be running the Peachtree Road Race on Team Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Team Hope to raise money to fight this terrible disease.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is the largest charity in the United States funding Ovarian Cancer Research. OCRF supports scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer, as well as related educational and support initiatives.
Ovarian cancer is a devastating disease that causes more deaths per year than all other gynecologic cancers combined and it is the 5th leading cause of cancer death among women. Since 1998, OCRF has awarded 194 grants totaling over $50 million for ovarian cancer research at more than 60 leading medical centers. Less burdened by the bureaucracy inherent in government grant programs, OCRF is far more nimble in its ability to recognize and fund the most novel approaches, which are more likely to lead to major advances in the fight against ovarian cancer.
OCRF has been named a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and 89% of every dollar that is raised goes directly to support their research grants program. For more information, please visit www.ocrf.org.
With your help, we can and will find better ways to prevent, treat, and cure this disease. Thanks in advance for your support!
- Grant Simon