Sunday, September 17, 2017
Online registration will open 6/5/17
“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 17, please join us for the 10th 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.
Meet Julie Doney…
My dad died almost 20 years ago, so it was just my mom and I for a long time. In the summer of 2011 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had surgery and two rounds of chemo but lost the battle on September 28, 2012. She was so beloved by all who knew her and I wanted to find a way to honor her memory. I found OCERN and participated in my first Let’s ROC race in 2013, with my husband and son by my side. Let’s ROC is now an important part of how I honor my mom year after year. My mom’s cancer went undetected for over a year. Ovarian cancer research is such an important part of how we will fight and win the battle over this disease. I feel blessed to have found this organization and even more fortunate to help with future planning of the event that is so close to my heart. Let’s ROC!