Thank You to our 2016 Let’s ROC! Participants, Sponsors and Volunteers!

 A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the 2016 Let’s ROC! Run for Ovarian Cancer. This year’s event was a tremendous success with 1300 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 3rd annual OCERN Research Grant Award of $25,000 for Dr. Randy Carney, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California, Davis, for his research project “Multispectral Optical Tweezers for Profiling and Detection of Circulating Extracellular Vesicles in Ovarian Cancer Patients”. 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 10th Annual Run for Ovarian Cancer!

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.