Racing for the perfect Mothers Day gift

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For those looking for an alternative to flowers this Mothers Day, spending some quality time together at the Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Fun Run might just be the perfect choice.

Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic cancer due to a lack of public awareness, an early detection test, and effective treatments.  “This horrible disease took my mom and my grandma from me,” said Pam Dahlmann, Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance president. “I can’t bring them back, but I can work with others to raise awareness and educate others. The Ann Arbor Goddess 5k race is a celebration of the moms, daughters and all the extraordinary women in our lives and a special day to remember my mom and grandma.”

Registration for the 2017 Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Fun Run is now open. Participants can enjoy a 5K run through downtown Ann Arbor, a one mile run/walk, or a kids’ dash. Festivities will kick off at 8:00am. A portion of each registration goes to MIOCA. Last year, nearly 1300 participants raced to honor and support those that have bravely fought ovarian cancer.

Those interested in registering to walk or run should visit epicraces.com. Volunteers can also sign up at this site to help with the race.  With the support of dedicated participants and sponsors, MIOCA is truly grateful for the ability to carry out its mission of providing support to survivors and advocating on their behalf, raising awareness, educating Michigan communities about ovarian cancer, and funding innovative research here in the state. To learn more about ovarian cancer and the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance visit mioca.org.   

Established in 2001, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance strives to save women’s lives by promoting the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes. MIOCA raises awareness of ovarian cancer, provides resources and support to survivors and their families, advocates both locally and federally, educates Michigan communities, and funds innovative ovarian cancer research.


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