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 that other women might find the 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 June 2nd, 2012 for an inspiring experience! For more information, visit our Website.
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. These 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, leading to early detection, is critical to save lives. They are:
1) Bloating 2) Pelvic or abdominal pain 3) Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly 4) Urinary urgency or frequency</b>
The mission of the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) is to promote awareness about ovarian cancer through advocacy, education and support.
Please give generously to support the efforts of Jodi and all we are doing to help save the lives of the women loved so much in our lives.