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BENEFITING: OVARIAN CANCER NATIONAL ALLIANCE

EVENT: Rugged Maniac SoCal II 2016

EVENT DATE: Nov 19, 2016

Valerie Gilliss

THE STORY:

In 2014 Pam was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer during a "simple" laproscopic surgery to remove a "benign" uterine fibroid. She was abundantly blessed by a world-class team of specialists at UCLA who diagnosed and safely removed what was actually a very large ovarian tumor during a 10 hour surgery. Afterwards she was hospitalized for 2 weeks as with a small bowel obstruction caused by the surgery, and finally completed 4 months of chemotherapy. She has been told so many times how LUCKY she was, but that certainly didn't make it easy. Her strength and courage was inspiring to everyone who helped her through this journey. Her mission since then has been to spread awareness of the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, which are rarely advertised, and even more rarely diagnosed correctly. To celebrate Pam's victory over cancer and spread the word about her mission, she and Valerie planned to do a mud run in November of 2015 - which would also celebrate their 30th (Val) and 60th (Pam) birthdays. Instead, Valerie was hospitalized in Nov 2015 for a large ovarian cyst, and had surgery to remove it in December. Thankfully all cancer screenings came back clear, so NOW WE ARE READY TO GET DIRTY!! Help us celebrate our belated birthdays by running with us at Rugged Maniac and/or donating to our fundraiser. And please PLEASE share the signs of ovarian cancer that all women should know: - Persistent abdominal bloating, indigestion or nausea - Changes in appetite, often a loss of appetite or feeling full sooner - Feelings of pressure in the pelvis or lower back - Needing to urinate more frequently - Changes in bowel movements - Increased abdominal girth - Feeling tired or low energy

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1 year ago