Join us for the 2016 race on Sunday, September 18
In 2015 we had a great race with record-breaking numbers, and a $25,000 research grant was awarded to Dr. Gary Leiserowitz of the UC Davis Medical Center.We are excited to continue our efforts of raising awareness and funding for ovarian cancer research. We look forward to seeing you on September 18th!
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.
Team For Thamara
Our beautiful mother Thamara fought this disease for 5 years until we lost her in 2013. 2 years later our devastation is still indescribable but we will continue to live our lives like she wanted and honor her by fighting for other women afflicted with this cruel disease.
ROC for Thamara as well as your mom, grandma, aunt, sister, wife, girlfriend, daughter, friend.......you get the idea!
This year marks our 7th year of participation of this worthy event. We honor those who have passed and support those who remain in the fight. Our goal is awareness! Ovarian Cancer is nick-named "the Silent Killer" because, often, once symptoms are detected it is too late. Funds raised support the efforts to find a cure for this terrible disease. Please donate and/or come join us! See their page here > >