Earlier this month I participated in the TEAL 5k race to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer. TEAL stands for “Tell Every Amazing Lady You Know About Ovarian Cancer” and the organization holds races and events around the country.
The race was a wonderful experience as we ran in memory of a good friend’s mother who passed away from the disease last year. At the race we were surrounded by fighters and survivors and were reminded of those we lost to the disease. At the end of the race, the survivors were brought on stage and it was incredible to see such strong women who have been through so much.
Our team raised over $1,800 for the cause and the race as a whole raised $220,449 for the Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
September is ovarian cancer awareness month and therefor a great time to spread information about the disease to raise awareness.
- Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the US
- In the US there will be approximately 220,000 new cases of ovarian cancer each year
- A woman’s lifetime risk of having ovarian cancer is 1 in 67
You can find out more information here: http://www.tealwalk.org/site/c.ajITK8NHLdJ2E/b.7942205/k.B080/Facts.htm
Tell every amazing lady you know about ovarian cancer and help spread the word!
And pick a cause that is important to you and find a walk or run in your area to support a good cause and get some exercise!