September 28, 2017
BENEFITING: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.
ORGANIZER: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.
Two years ago I was training for my third marathon, and was running a half marathon race when I knew something was wrong. I told my running buddy and best friend Dawn to go ahead. I was tired and I wanted to quit. I finished..wasn't my best. Soon I would find out that I was training for a different marathon. Something was wrong. My legs felt heavy, I felt bloated, I was tired. I think back and had all the classic signs of ovarian cancer. Bloating, Frequent urge to pee, Abdominal pain, Heartburn, Fatigue, and Back Pain. June 30th 2015 I went to surgery and had a totoal abdominal hysterectomy and was told I had Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer. Soon after I recovered from surgery I started my chemotherapy. My support system was amazing. My Husband, son, family and friends. My running buddy would come over in the morning and walk with me.. I wanted to run.. my body didn't. I knew one day I would be back at it..
I am now back at it, running, being a nurse, wife and mom to my 14 year old son. I am currently 18 months out of chemo and ready to rock out this marathon and to do it in NYC for Ovarian Cancer.
So please feel free to donate any amount, share and learn more about Ovarian Cancer, " The Silent Killer"
I am so thankful
Here is the info who I am campaigning for.
They help spread awareness!!
Know the signs!
NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION wrote -
The mission of the the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors. For 25 years, the NOCC has been committed to raising awareness, promoting education and funding research in support of women, families and communities touched by ovarian cancer.
More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 14,000 women die annually from the disease. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in their later stages when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, the five-year survival rate is over 90%. Through national programs and local Chapter initiatives, the NOCC's goal is to make more people aware of the early symptoms of ovarian cancer so that we can make progress in improving ovarian cancer mortality rates.
In addition, the NOCC provides information to assist the newly diagnosed patient, to provide hope to survivors, and to support caregivers. The NOCC also supports and funds critical, cutting-edge ovarian cancer research.
The New York City NOCC Chapter, founded in 2014, is part of a strong network of Tri-State Chapters, which are all working hard to advance the NOCC's mission in our local communities. Our NYC Team Teal will run 26.2 miles on November 5, 2017, and we hope you will consider supporting our runners. All proceeds raised through the TCS New York City Marathon will help us continue to expand the NOCC's programs and provide vital research funding.