10K, 5K Race, Doyle Community Center, Sturgis Michigan, 5K Pump And Run, 1 Mile Fun Run, Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Events
2010-2017   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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In our 7 year history, we were able to raise over $60,000 in the fight against ovarian cancer!

From 2015-2017, we partnered with the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance, where the direct impact of donations stayed in Michigan. The support and resources provided by the MIOCA helped to enhance the Chasing the Cure events and we were even more effective in raising awareness and fighting ovarian cancer. This partnership was a win-win as both our organizations strive to impact ovarian cancer advocacy throughout Michigan.

MIOCA is a 501(c)3 non profit operated entirely by volunteers. The donations and participation fees paid to Chasing the Cure for Ovarian Cancer events were tax deductible and net proceeds from the events went directly to MIOCA. Learn more at www.mioca.org.



From 2010-2014, all net proceeds from this race went directly to the New Horizons GYN Cancer Research Fund. This fund was instituted by the Gynecological Oncology Group (GOG) - the only National Cancer Institute cooperative cancer research group that focuses on women with pelvic malignancies such as cancer of the ovary, uterus and cervix.


Specifically, some of the funds were used for the GOG Young Investigators Awards. This award is given to an investigator who submits a project based on ancillary data used in previous studies.

We were honored to work with the GOG for our first 5 years and anticipate great things from their research and continued work fighting ovarian cancer.

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 14,000 women will die of cancer of the ovary in 2018.
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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