The Teal Track & Trail raises funds and awareness in honor of a wonderful Daughter, Sister and Best Friend and everyone else who has fought or is fighting Ovarian Cancer. So won't you help us continue the Teal Track & Trail effort to raise money for all of those families who are living with the reality of Ovarian Cancer. Our goal is to help find a cure so no more families have to go through this again!
Every year more than 20,000 women are diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and over 14000 women lose the battle each year. These women are grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, aunts, nieces, girlfriends and best friends. Everyone knows someone in their social circle that has been directly or indirectly impacted by this deadly disease. It is widely known as the disease that whispers. Due to lack of reliable methods of detection, less than 25% of women with Ovarian cancer are diagnosed at an early stage. Although symptoms are present, many women who are diagnosed with this disease do not realize the symptoms at the early stage. Women that experience the following symptoms for more than a few weeks should definitely see their gynecologist -
Pelvic or abdominal pain
Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
Urinary symptoms (urgency and frequency)
The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA) is a non-profit organization that aims to support women who fight this disease every day by providing information, resources and support services as well as advocating for increased research and access to care. Visit MIOCA to learn more about what is being done to advance the fight against this deadly disease and how you can be involved to save and better women's lives. MIOCA is a Partner Member of theOvarian Cancer National Alliance.
Thank you to all our generous sponsors and participants- our 2017 Race raised $23,000 for the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance- $75,000 in 4 years.