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As an ovarian cancer survivor, I will race in 50 triathlons in all 50 states by 50-years-old to raise $100,000 for ovarian cancer research. This campaign is self inspired, self orchestrated and 100% self funded. In addition, all in-kind donations are turned into cash donations by me in the same name of the person who donates. I race for women who have lost their battle, women undergoing treatment and women yet to be diagnosed.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This Is Why I Race

Good news!!! Hot off the OCRF presses... See how your donations are working.

An international consortium of scientists funded by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) have discovered new genetic variants linked to ovarian cancer risk. The study was published in the Sept. 19 online edition of the journal Nature Genetics.
The Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC), which was created in 2005 by a grant from OCRF, analyzed the DNA of more than 10,000 women with ovarian cancer and more than 13,000 women without the disease. They found five genetic variants in regions of the genome (chromosomes 2, 3, 8, 17 and 19) associated with ovarian cancer risk.
Four out of five of these variants were more common in women who had serous ovarian cancer, the most common and aggressive form of the disease.

This means that your donations are working!!! Science IS advancing and we are getting closer to finding a method of early detection. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. For those of you who haven't made a contribution, I beg of you.... give up one Grande-skinny-mocha-latte-no whip this week and donate $5 to OCRF. It all adds up. Thanks!