10K, 5K Race, Doyle Community Center, Sturgis Michigan, 5K Pump And Run, 1 Mile Fun Run, Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser
5K Run/Walk   5K Pump and Run   1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, September 17, 2016   Sturgis, Michigan

Chasing the Cure for Ovarian Cancer is a non-profit organization holding events each September to fight ovarian cancer
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This event is dedicated to Joan Dykstra who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. She is a great inspiration to all that know her...she always has a smile on her face and a great attitude towards life no matter what hand she has been dealt. Click on "Joan's Story" to read more about her journey.

From 2010-2014, all proceeds from this event were used to fund research, support public awareness and help people recognize early signs and symptoms of this disease through our partnership with Gynecologic Oncology Group, a national, non profit organization.

In 2015, we partnered with another non profit organization right here in Michigan! The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA) promotes saving women’s lives through the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes. In addition to community outreach and education, MIOCA provides advocacy, resources and support throughout Michigan.  We're looking forward to making a big impact in ovarian cancer advocacy here in our home state, partnering with them again in 2016.

Taking part in one of our events for Chasing the Cure is your opportunity to do something very meaningful and have lots of fun. Help us battle ovarian cancer and capture the spirit of women we know and love who are fighting for their lives. Over the last 7 years, Chasing the Cure events were able to donate over $54,000 to the fight against ovarain cancer! Come jog with Joan in 2016 and join the fight to cure ovarian cancer...one step at a time!

A look at a story from the 2014 race!

For more information, contact Terra Draper or Leanne Barnell at chasingthecure@yahoo.com

It is estimated that over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with and 14,240 women will die of cancer of the ovary in 2016.
Symptoms are few and can be vague but they are there.     Click here for information from the National Cancer Institute.
Ovarian cancer whispers...so listen!

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