The 4th Annual Jodi's Race for Awareness is Saturday, June 1 in Denver's City Park.
The 5k Run/Walk & One Mile Family Walk honors those who have lost their lives to ovarian cancer and those battling this disease.
The Race was the inspiration of Jodi Brammeier
who lost her fight with ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women in the U.S. Every 40 hours one woman in Colorado dies from the disease, according to Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
There is no screening test for ovarian cancer. Symptoms are often confused with other digestive issues. So, early detection is critical to saving lives.
Symptoms include suddenly-occurring and persistent bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary urgency or frequency.
Proceeds from Jodi's Race benefit the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA). COCA supports women and their families across the state that are currently affected by ovarian cancer through numerous programs, including Nicki's Circle support groups, the COCA Cares financial assistance program and the distribution of comfort kits to women currently undergoing treatment.
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