There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer, so education and awareness are currently our best defense against this disease.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2016
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) and Diana's I Will Live™ Foundation (DIWLF) have partnered to host the Together We Will Live event on Sun., Sept. 11, 2016. The event will take place at Edgemere Park/Burges High School in El Paso, Texas.
There will be a 5k Competitive Run starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 5K Fun Run/Walk and a One-mile Walk. The pre-registration cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children ages three through 10, and free for children ages two and under. Race day registration is $30. Proceeds from the event will benefit NOCC and DIWLF programs, events, and activities.
The first 1,000 registrants will receive a T-shirt and all attendees will receive information about ovarian cancer.
"We are excited that DIWLF and NOCC will partner together in this worthy endeavor to raise awareness about the symptoms and treatments of ovarian cancer", said Marco Martinez, DIWLF Board Member. "We believe that our 3rd annual 5k race, to be held on September 11, 2016, will be an event that will both honor family and friends that have passed, but will also raise awareness about this horrible disease. We look forward to working with NOCC and making a difference against ovarian cancer in the greater Southwest Texas and New Mexico region."
More than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 14,000 women die from the disease annually. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women and is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer. Symptoms may include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, trouble eating or feeling full quickly, and feeling the need to urinate urgently or often. Women who experience these symptoms for two weeks or longer are encouraged to visit their health care provider.
“We look forward to this partnership, and the opportunity to raise more awareness about ovarian cancer,” said Sarah Harris, NOCC Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Manager. “There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer, so education and awareness are currently our best defense against this disease.”
For more information about the Together We Will Live event, email info(at)DIWLF(dot)org or call 888-479-8422.
About National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Since its inception in 1991, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) has been committed to raising awareness, promoting education, and funding research in support of women, families, and communities touched by ovarian cancer. NOCC is well-established as an important national advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer, and remains steadfast in its mission to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors. For more information, please visit http://www.ovarian.org and follow NOCC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
About Diana's I Will Live™ Foundation
Diana's I Will Live™ Foundation (DIWLF) is a non-profit organization that was created for those who are fighting to live, for those whose legacy continues to live on, and for those who live to make a difference. The foundation provides support to women and families currently undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. DIWLF's mission is to bring comfort and hope to those who are battling ovarian cancer by furthering awareness and education. For more information about DIWLF, visit http://diwlf.org.