This year the team’s goal was to raise $1,000 for the cause. They ended up crushing their goal and raised $2,320!
This is the third year Ron has sponsored the event and they are excited to see the growth of the walk each year. This year’s walk had roughly 600 participants, a significant number from years past.
The Teal Trek Walk around the park includes sign markers with information and symptoms of ovarian cancer. A friend that Ron and his team invited to the walk was able to recognize through these markers that she showed signs of ovarian and got herself checked out. Because of the awareness from the event and the information on the markers, their friend was able get her ovarian cancer diagnosed early.
When it comes to ovarian cancer, knowledge is key. About every 37 minutes, a woman dies in the United States from ovarian cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 75. Symptoms of this cancer include bloating, pelvic and abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency) and a family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Being aware of the signs and symptoms can equip women with the knowledge for an early diagnosis and survival.