Jodi's Race for Awareness™ was the inspiration of Jodi Brammeier, a Colorado native, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. She believed she would have caught the cancer earlier had she only been more aware of the signs and symptoms. It became her goal to raise awareness through this race so other women might find their cancer earlier, and stand a chance to win against this deadly disease.
The first race was held in June, 2010 with a record number of participants for a first time race. Unfortunately Jodi lost her battle August 3rd, less than two months after the inaugural race. However, her memory will forever live on in the race. Please join us for an inspiring experience!
Every 36 hours, one woman in Colorado dies from Ovarian Cancer.
Every year, 220 women in Colorado will lose their battle against this deadly disease. Their deaths can be prevented by earlier diagnosis and greater awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer, so being able to recognize these symptoms and being diagnosed early is critical to saving lives.
1) Bloating 2) Pelvic or abdominal pain 3) Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly 4) Urinary urgency or frequency
The mission of the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) is to provide support and to promote awareness of ovarian cancer through advocacy and education.
Please give generously to support COCA's mission and help save the lives of the women in our lives.