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Another race. Another tee shirt for the quilt. Another great cause.

Run for Her supports Ovarian Cancer, the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. There is no screening or early detection test available for ovarian cancer. When diagnosed early, the 5 year survival rate is almost 95%, but only 15% of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed early. Because there is no early detection test for ovarian cancer, over half of the women who are diagnosed with the disease die.

The monies raised from this run go towards research. In 2010, a landmark was achieved in the effort to identify a marker for ovarian cancer. The FDA approval of HE4 as a biomarker to be used in conjunction with CA125 will help  more accurately identify progressive disease in women and may be a step toward a blood test for ovarian cancer.

So, I run… for her, for them, for us. Because ignorance is dangerous.

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