Cancer sucks. Plain and simple. We all unfortunately know someone who has been diagnosed and we all seem to have been touched in some way by this wide ranging and God awful disease.
And as many of you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s been wicked nice to see so much pink floating around!
Whenever someone reaches out to me to bring awareness to different types of cancer and fundraising events that benefit cancer research- I’m all about it. If I can use my blog as a platform to help out causes that I care about- I’m going to do it. My assistance might be small, but I like to believe that every bit of effort counts.
A representative from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) contacted me to let me know about a charity ride called the Ovarian Cycle being held at Revolve on October 26, 2013. It’s a 2-hour, indoor bike endurance ride from 2:30-4:30pm. Funds raised will go to the OCRF.
There are actually Ovarian Rides going on all over the country- so if you can’t attend this DC/VA ride, check out their site for other locations/dates/times. ALSO- you can even register as a virtual rider (!) and not use a bike at the Revolve studio!
I can’t participate (such a bummer) so the least I could do was bring a little attention to not only the ride and fundraiser, but to the cause as well.
Check out their website to register or their facebook to learn more and stay updated on their happenings.
More About the Event and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
There is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer, and 15,500 women in the United States die of ovarian cancer each year.
Since 2004, Ovarian Cycle has raised more than $1.8 million to fund scientific research for this disease, which affects 22,000 U.S. women each year. Participants in OCRF’s Ovarian Cycle will pedal towards a healthier body while simultaneously raising money for this worthy cause.
OCRF is the largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research. Their mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.
Since 1998, OCRF has awarded 195 grants to scientists at more than 63 leading medical centers in the U.S., an investment of over $50 million for ovarian cancer research. Thanks to the generosity of donors, OCRF-sponsored investigators are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it.
Visit www.ocrf.org to learn more.
Keep it wicked healthy xoxo