JOIN THE BATTLE. Beat Rare Cancers.
Team Suzi-G is here to raise money to CRUSH ovarian cancer!
We are also here to CRUSH our 2017-18 $106,000 fundraising total!
All (100%) of the funds we raise will go directly to ovarian cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering under the direction of Dr. Jason Konner, my Mom’s amazing oncologist.
In June of 2017 my Mom was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer – seemingly out of nowhere. My Mom was a fit, healthy 66 year-old woman out playing 18 holes of golf feeling “just a bit bloated” the day before she was diagnosed. Why? Because ovarian cancer likes to hide until it’s in a late stage and there is NO SCREENING TEST for ovarian cancer. She was seen for annual visits by her primary care and gynecologist just 3 months prior with no measurable signs of the disease!
She battled hard last year, undergoing three, multiple hour surgeries, 26 weeks of chemotherapy and a number of additional smaller procedures. She had the benefit of six months in remission. Unfortunately she is now starting her second battle against this terrible disease, because ovarian cancer comes back. Ovarian cancer has no cure.
I am here to be an advocate for everyone battling this rare cancer (yes, rare – incidence rate in the USA of 22,000 women/year). I am also here to raise money to help better understand ovarian cancer, treatment and screening. I have a sister and we both have two daughters… we now understand first-hand how scary it is to know we are all at risk for a deadly disease that is not found until it’s in its latest stages… even scarier is that every woman out there has no way of knowing they are harboring the disease until it’s found (likely in stage 3 or 4), because we have no reliable screening tools! There is a mammogram for breast cancer and a colonoscopy for colon cancer, both of which are routinely ordered as reliable screening tools for everyone when appropriate. Ovarian cancer has no such tool.
We are riding in Cycle for Survival on behalf of my mom, me, my family and every other woman out there to raise money for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s ovarian cancer research. Every dollar raised (yes, 100%) goes directly to the researchers within six months of the ride.
On Saturday, March 9th, 2019 Team Suzi-G will ride in NYC - raising money to CRUSH this terrible disease! This one of three rides Team Suzi-G will be participating in with Cycle for Survival this fiscal year.
Any donation size is appreciated!
Everyone has women in their life that they’d like to protect from this disease.
Please help us find a way!
Captain, Team Suzi-G
50% of People with Cancer Have a Rare Cancer
When combined, about half of all patients fighting cancer are fighting a rare cancer. These are cancers we know — such as leukemia, lymphoma, thyroid, ovarian, brain, pancreatic, and all pediatric cancers — yet research is largely underfunded.
100% Goes to Lifesaving Research Led by MSK
Every dollar you give will advance innovative studies and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Discoveries made by MSK revolutionize how cancer is diagnosed and treated, helping patients across the country and around the world.
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