was my daughter Danielle's best friend! As a parent, when you see your children getting ready to graduate from High School and think they have The world in front of them, and their making plans for College, Careers, Marriage and how they will do this together as best friends, you NEVER imagine in a million years you as a parent would be sitting in a doctors office with your vibrant 18 year old talking about stage 3C Ovarian Cancer! Like what The hell is that? Thats exactly what my friend Kathy Morris Jessie's mom was doing with Jessie and her family only 3 months after Jessie graduated from Lincoln High School. Yes! 18 years old. All of our world's turned upside down especially my daughter. Jessie had a mission to spread as much information about this horrible cancer to anyone who will listen. As you can see it is NOT an older woman's cancer, it's a cancer that can hit you at a very young age.
The Rhode Island Ovarian Cancer Alliance will be hosting a walk to raise awareness about ovarian cancer while celebrating survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. All of the event’s proceeds will help fund ovarian cancer education and awareness and provide support services to ovarian cancer survivors and their families.
Join us Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Roger Williams Park in Providence (Temple of Music).
All activities open at 8:00am
Opening ceremonies at 9:30am
Survivor photo at 9:55am
Walk starts at 10:00am
Please consider supporting our event and help us save women's lives!!!
More than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die from the disease. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in their later stages when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. That is why it is imperative that the early signs and symptoms of the disease are recognized, not only by women, but also by their families and the medical community.
There is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer, which is why it is imperative that the early signs of the disease are recognized, not only by women, but also by their families and the medical community. Until there is a test, the key to early diagnosis is through awareness—which this event helps us share with the entire community.
Please consider supporting our event and help us save women's lives!!!!
Sorry Donna didn't realize today was the the walk god bless to all on the walk ❤
Have a great Run today, for a a great cause. ❤
Sorry can't make the walk this year ! Hoping this helps a little!!
In Memory of Jessica
In Memory of Jesse