for the 13th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer which will be held on Saturday, September 21, at The Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX.
For additional information, contact the Chapter at DallasFortWorthTX@ovarian.org or 214.273.4208. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you on September 21st!
I lost my mother to Ovarian Cancer in June of 2012. It was her wish, and now it is mine, that all women know the early warning signs of Ovarian Cancer. She was especially worried about her daughters and grand-daughters. They are now well aware of the signs. I participate in the NOCC Run/Walk to get the word out to other women. I want a spotlight put on the symptoms and I want women empowered with the knowledge to take charge of their own health and ask questions and insist on further testing when they know that something is not right with their bodies. -Stacy Hobbs
Every September, my family straps on our running shoes and brave whatever elements Mother Nature wields our direction, so we can participate in the Race to Break the Silence on ovarian cancer. I was diagnosed six years ago with stage 1A ovarian cancer, while I was pregnant with our daughter. Our reason for participating each year is quite simple, we participate to celebrate life. The most exciting part has been patiently waiting for her to grow and learn why we are doing this; for her to gradually learn what this is all about. Each year the race has gotten bigger, and to me, that means that hopefully our daughters memories of ovarian cancer will ONLY be that of raising money and awareness and not of a disease that currently takes 15,000 lives each year. Being involved in this race as a family, shows people that this is not only a women's disease. It shows that women of all ages are being diagnosed. Staying involved in the race shows people that this is a disease that can be beat! -Stacey Peterson