Thank You to our 2019 Let’s ROC! Participants, Sponsors and Volunteers!
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the 2019 Let’s ROC! Run for Ovarian Cancer. This year’s event was a tremendous success with 1419 friends, family members and survivors coming together to increase awareness about ovarian cancer and honor those who have been touched by this disease.
A significant highlight was the presentation of the annual OCERN Research Grant Award of $50,000 to Jeremy Chien, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California, Davis, for his research project, “Targeting metabolic regulator TIGAR to enhance PARP inhibitor sensitivity in ovarian cancer”. We are so honored to sponsor such ground-breaking research and hope to fund even greater initiatives in the future.
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you next year for our 13th Annual Run for Ovarian Cancer!
Meet Team ROCK ON!
Earlier this year Rosemary (AKA Rock) was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. With no symptoms, this came as a complete shock! We immediately shifted from reliance on facts to faith and have been trusting God every step of the way. After a major surgery, she began the process of 6 rounds of chemo in March. Witnessing her strength, courageousness, grace and faith increase in this process has been such an inspiration. The process has been difficult on many levels. The biggest blow was when her husband of 42 years unexpectedly passed away in June. This has been the hardest year of her life. Please continue to keep her lifted up in prayer so she can "Rock On!"
Ovarian cancer is extremely hard to diagnose in early stages because there is currently no screening and the symptoms are often minimal. We are asking for your support to aid in the continuation of research in this area to find a cure and improve treatment options.
Thank you for your support!
Peace and blessings!