Welcome to Debora's Angels fundraising page! I set up this page, and attend the Strides for Hope 5k Walk/Run every year in Memory and Honor of my Mother, Debora Jennings. She is the perfect example of why Ovarian Cancer is considered to "whisper". She experienced bloating, discomfort in her abdoment, and vaginal pain--all symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, and if you are female, you know that these are 'typical' female symptoms. The doctor's did a Pap smear and found nothing; did not do an ultrasound; finally did a CA125 and the numbers were off of the chart. She was finally diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer and was given a 25% chance or less of survival. She died 1 year later at 35 years of age. There was no known family history; used oral contraceptives, and had children (all things noted to be preventaive). I support anything Ovarian Cancer and will always Run/Walk for my Mom. Please join myself and my family on September 7th down at COSI for the event to help spread awareness of this horrible disease. Remember, September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month! You can show your support by wearing teal throughout the month; or show it all year long on "Teal Tuesdays". SIGN UP TODAY!! Can't wait to see you there and Thank You for stopping by!
P.S. If you wish to be a part of our team and would like a team T-shirt, please let me know what size you need so that we can order them. Depending on how many we will need, they will likely cost between $10-15.
~In Stage IV ovarian cancer, the cancer cells have spread to tissues outside the abdomen and pelvis. Cancer cells may be found inside the liver, in the lungs and in other organs.
~13% of all cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed when they are Stage IV.
~In women age 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. An estimated one woman in 71 will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed this year and that more than 15,000 women will die from ovarian cancer this year.
~Symptoms: Bloating, Pelvic or abdominal pain, Trouble eating or feeling full quickly, Urinary symptoms such as urgency (always feeling the need to go) or frequency (having to go often), Fatigue, Upset stomach, Back pain, Pain during intercourse, Constipation, Menstrual cramps, and Abdominal swelling with weight loss.