Houston, TX, September 26, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Join the battle and ride in the fight against ovarian cancer at Wheel to Survive Houston presented by Be the Difference Foundation on Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at DEFINE Body and Mind: Tanglewood, 5781 San Felipe St., Houston, TX 77057. Proceeds from the event will benefit Judy’s Mission Ovarian Cancer Foundation and MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Ovarian Cancer Moon Shots Program.
Imagine a world without mothers, daughters, sisters and girlfriends. That is a world with ovarian cancer. One woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer every 24 minutes. One woman dies from ovarian cancer every 37 minutes. 70% of women diagnosed will die from the disease. Sadly, there is no routine, reliable early detection test available for ovarian cancer today.
In most cases, ovarian cancer isn’t diagnosed until it has progressed to an advanced stage. Typically, this is because ovarian cancer symptoms either aren’t apparent in the early stages of the disease or they mimic common stomach and digestive issues such as general abdominal discomfort, bloating and/or a feeling of fullness, even after a light meal, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss or gain, loss of appetite and unusual fatigue, that are often mistaken for minor ailments.
Wheel to Survive, a relay style indoor cycling fundraiser, is a community celebration of survivors and their families, the spirit of sisterhood and a ride in memory of those who have lost their battle against ovarian cancer. Dollars raised at Wheel to Survive will benefit programs for women currently battling the disease and provide research dollars for a cure.
“Through the support we receive at Wheel to Survive, Be the Difference Foundation has been instrumental in providing the funds desperately needed for research,” said Jill Bach, President and Co-founder of Be the Difference Foundation and ten year survivor of ovarian cancer.
Since 2012, more than 1,000 participants in Wheel to Survive events around the country have raised more than $2.6 million. 100 percent of funds raised through Wheel to Survive benefit organizations working to end ovarian cancer – The Clearity Foundation, Mary Crowley Cancer Research, MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center-Perlmutter Cancer Center and The Lazarex Cancer Foundation.
To register/create a team for the ride, donate to a rider or find more information, please visit: http://www.wheeltosurvive.org/
Be the Difference Foundation was formed in 2012 by four ovarian cancer survivors who wanted to “be the difference” in the fight against ovarian cancer by helping women increase their chances of survival. To achieve this goal, Be the Difference Foundation focuses on raising awareness and money to fund programs for women fighting ovarian cancer today and to provide research dollars for a cure. www.bethedifferencefoundation.org