BENEFITING: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Dec 06, 2014
Hello friends and family,
We chose this charity because of the courage, strength, and selflessness of a loved one who is fighting this disease. We care about you deeply, we believe in you, and we love you.
We are running a 50K today as a prayer for this person, to increase awareness of this terrible disease and raise funds for research that may one day lead to a cure.
Thank you for your support!
Information and resources:
Each year 200,000 women are diagnosed worldwide with ovarian cancer and 125,000 women die from this disease. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women (OCRF).
According to the OCRF, “symptoms of ovarian cancer can be vague and not always gynecologic, such as:
• A swollen or bloated abdomen or increased girth (some women notice that their pants are getting tight around the waist)
• Persistent pressure or pain in the abdomen or pelvis
• Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
• Urinary concerns, such as urgency or frequency
• Change in bowel habits with constipation and/or diarrhea
Any woman may have these symptoms for reasons not related to ovarian cancer. But if these symptoms are new and unusual, and persist for more than two weeks, a woman should see her doctor and ask about ovarian cancer.
Factors that may increase the risk of ovarian cancer:
• Personal or family history of cancer (especially ovarian or breast cancer)
• Testing positive for either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, which increases the risk of ovarian and breast cancer
• Over age 55
• No pregnancies
• Menopausal hormone replacement therapy
For more facts about ovarian cancer:
For information on OCRF's Clinical trials:
For information on OCRF's accountability and transparency: