Houston, TX, July 11, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Join the battle and ride in the fight against ovarian cancer at Wheel to Survive Houston presented by Be The Difference Foundation and Judy’s Mission to End Ovarian Cancer on Sunday, September 29, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Equinox River Oaks, 4444 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027. Proceeds from the event will go toward funding awareness, research and clinical trials in the fight against ovarian cancer.
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, an inspirational relay style indoor cycling event, is a celebration of survivors, women battling the disease and their families as well as 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.
Since 2012, more than 1,000 participants in Wheel to Survive events around the country have raised more than $3 million. Funds raised through Wheel to Survive benefit organizations working to end ovarian cancer.
To register for the ride, donate to a rider, create a team or find more information, please visit:
The Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation, most commonly known as Judy’s Mission to End Ovarian Cancer, was founded in November of 2010 to honor Judith Liebenthal Robinson, Ph.D., a NASA scientist, who despite habitual exercise, a consistently healthy diet and regular medical examinations, was diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer and died within a year. While battling ovarian cancer, it was Judy's mission to raise awareness about the vague symptoms and ineffective screening procedures associated with ovarian cancer. www.judysmission.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