Thank you to our 2018 Let’s ROC! Participants, Sponsors and Volunteers!
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the 2018 Let’s ROC! Run for Ovarian Cancer. This year’s event was a tremendous success with 1350 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 our 4th OCERN Research Grant Award of $50,000 to Dr. Randy Carney, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, for his research project, “Improving specificity of clinical CA125 tests via targeted capture of tumor-associated exosomes”. 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 at our 12th Annual Run for Ovarian Cancer!
Sunday, September 16, 2018
“There are few things more powerful than people united. What they unite over is not what matters... The most important aspect is remembering our existing connection, and, through that, allowing ourselves to feel at peace.” Vironika Tugaleva
On September 16, please join us for the 11th annual Let’s ROC! Run for Ovarian Cancer. For the past 10 years, this race has brought the Sacramento community together to celebrate and honor the women and families affected by ovarian cancer. The race provides the opportunity to show the strength and grace of those fighting the disease, and to remember those we have lost. United, we fight alongside these amazing women, and continue raising awareness and much-needed research funds. Throughout the past 10 years, with your support, we have awarded $75,000 in research grants and have given the local ovarian cancer community a voice. We hope you will join us on race day. Thank you for your continued support!
Each year more than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and approximately 15,000 women die annually from the disease. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in the later stages when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, the five-year survival rate is over 90%. There is currently no accurate screening test for the early detection of ovarian cancer; therefore, it is important to know and understand what the risks and symptoms are.
OCERN is dedicated to educating women and their families about ovarian cancer and to raise much needed funds to support ovarian cancer research. You can help by being a part of this year’s race. It is easy to donate as a team or as an individual.
Let’s ROC is organized by the Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network, Inc. The mission of OCERN is to advocate for research for the early detection, treatment and cure of ovarian cancer. We promote ovarian cancer education in our communities and provide a network of resources and support for women and their families. OCERN is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded by several dedicated volunteers who have a personal connection to ovarian cancer.
- Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports (2311 J Street)
- Sunday, September 16, 6:45 a.m. (45th and X Streets near the Shriner's Children Hospital)
Friends may pick-up packets and register for you. Shirt sizes are first-come, first-served.
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!