Welcome to Erica's Donation Page
I participate in the Sandy Sprint to honor my mother. Her battle may be over but there are many women still fighting. The statistics are staggering:
--Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer-related death among women. It is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. (source: CDC)
--22,280 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2016 (source: American Cancer Society)
--14,240 women will die from ovarian cancer in 2016 (source: American Cancer Society)
--Only 15% of women are diagnosed at Stage 1. But if a woman is lucky enough to be diagnosed at this stage, she has a 92% survival rate. (source: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance and American Cancer Society)
My mom was diagnosed at Stage 3C with only a 39% chance of a 5-year survival.
We knew the odds were stacked against her. But she fought as hard as she could for 4 long years. She fought for us. So I am going to continue fighting for her.
With research, funding, and early-detection advocacy and awareness, we can change these numbers. For our mothers. For our wives. For our sisters. For our daughters. For our aunts. For our friends.
Thank you for considering a donation that will change lives.
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