On Saturday, August 4th, I will be participating in the OutRun Ovarian Cancer 5K that starts at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. My family is joining me as part of the 'Mathers for OROC' team.
I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016. I was incredibly lucky to have it diagnosed early and I am doing well. Most ovarian cancer is not caught so early. Raising awareness and supporting research into ovarian cancer treatment is the way to give others with ovarian cancer the same hope as I have had. Please consider making a donation to support OROC (OutRun Ovarian Cancer). OROC is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to generating ovarian cancer awareness and raising funds for research and education. Any amount is greatly appreciated! The American Cancer Society estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States for 2017 are: About 22,440 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
About 14,080 women will die from ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.