Ovarian Cancer knows no age. There are no tests to detect this disease and its symptoms mimic other female disorders.
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) August 15, 2016
The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio promotes early detection of ovarian cancer with advocacy, education, awareness and public outreach to improve outcomes and help save lives. They will don their teal and take to the streets of downtown Columbus for the 2016 Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, September 18, 2016, all to raise community awareness of ovarian cancer and to celebrate their survivors.
“Ovarian Cancer knows no age. There are no tests to detect this disease and its symptoms mimic other female disorders. A pap smear does not detect ovarian cancer. The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio works to educate women to know the symptoms, to know their own bodies and to seek healthcare providers who will listen and act to identify these quiet warning signs,” states Lynette Blakeway, President of the Alliance. “Supporting those newly diagnosed, those in treatment, our survivors and their families are part of our mission. When women face this diagnosis, there is hope. We need the help of the public to raise the funds necessary to continue our Mission. We want to save lives by early detection…we want women to live.”
At the Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run, survivors will be honored. Sharing their stories helps every individual and every family impacted by Ovarian Cancer. More stories of survival are featured on the blog, Faces of Hope.
Join the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio at the Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run on September 18, 2016, from 9:30 to 11:30 at Genoa Park, 303 West Broad Street in Columbus.
About Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio
The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio strive improves outcomes within the ovarian cancer community by working with policy makers, physicians, survivors, their families, and other ovarian cancer advocates. By building these relationships, educating, and raising awareness, the Alliance improves the lives of those affected by ovarian cancer. For more information, or to register for the event, take a stride for hope here, or follow them on Facebook.