Thank you for your support in 2016. I have not been able to post pictures for a while but we are in the process or working on the website. Please visit our Facebook page and like it for the most current updates. We delivered a sleigh full of goodies for teens at Sutter Hospital. We are thankful for all the support that you continue to show. We are looking forward to some additional events in 2017 and we hope to see you there. Merry Christmas to all.
Have you had the chance to turn your world teal yet? Please check out our Facebook page to see many facts about ovarian cancer and many ways that you can bring awareness to light in your daily actions during the month of September. Do you have 75 women in your life? If so the statistic that 1 in 75 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer might interest you. Please help us spread awareness about ovarian cancer. Knowing the signs is key...early detection saves lives.
Have you signed up yet? Don't miss out on this great family fun run! 5k run or walk on Thanksgiving morning in Herald. Beautiful country run. Entry includes a shirt, medal and goodie bag while supplies last so be sure and sign up soon! Prizes for winners in age categories. This will be our 5th annual race and we are so very thankful for all of the support. Just go to active.com and look for Turkey Trot for Teal in Herald and sign up, it's that easy! Hope to see you there!
Ovarian and Fallopian Cancers Risk Factors
The following have been suggested as risk factors for ovarian, fallopian tube and pertioneal cancer:
Early menarche—starting monthly periods early (before the age of 12)
Late menopause (after the age of 52)
Age-over the age of 55
Hormone replacement therapy: Some studies have suggested that women who use hormone replacement therapy after menopause may have a slightly increased risk of ovarian cancer.