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2014 Ovarian Cancer Statistics
The American Cancer Society has published its annual statistics report on the incidence, mortality and survival for many cancers, including ovarian cancer. This information, which is based on data collected from the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, and the National Center for Health Statistics, is available for free in the journal Cancer. Click here for a summary of key ovarian cancer statistics.   
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Sign Up to Ride with Ovarian Cycle® Birmingham on February 23rd
The official start of our 2014 Ovarian Cycle season is less than a month away, and riders in Birmingham have just begun their free training for the big event. There's still time to join to ride for research at Levite Jewish Community Center on Sunday, February 23rd. Ride individually or as part of a team, and take on anywhere from 1 to 6 hours for the final ride. The event is an invigorating, positive experience focused on remembering those lost, honoring survivors, and celebrating your impact on the fight against ovarian cancer. Last year's event, with the help of our riders, sponsors, and the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation, raised over $65,000! 

For more information and to register, click here.  
Rally for Research at SPiN New York with OCRF's Junior Board on April 8th
Join OCRF's Junior Board at SPiN New York on April 8th for a night of Ping-Pong, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and friendly competition. Purchase tickets to enjoy free-play Ping-Pong, or grab a friend and enter your 2-player team into the Rally for Research Ping-Pong Tournament. Tickets to the event are $125, while tournament entry is free, with each 2-person team committing to raise a minimum of $500 for ovarian cancer research by March 25th. Space is limited, so reserve your slot today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please click here or email Melissa Chemick
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In the Teal Spotlight
Dorothy with her grandchildren
A Personal Connection Brings EventPower's Power of a Woman Triathlon and 5K to OCRF
EventPower's Power of a Woman Triathlon and 5K is the only all-women's triathlon event on Long Island, taking place on April 12th at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York. It's open to athletes age 14 and up, is a great race for beginners and experienced triathletes alike, and with OCRF as the official charitable partner, it has a special connection to the ovarian cancer cause.

In 1993, Dorothy Roberts was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her son, Corey Roberts, now Athlete Experience Guide at EventPower, says his mother's cancer "was aggressive, and so was the treatment." Thankfully, within a year Dorothy was cancer-free. A longtime power walker and marathon participant at events in and around Australia, where she lives, she found herself unable to return to the activities after the experience left her with nerve damage in one leg. Instead, she focused on enjoying her retirement, spending time with family, and traveling with her husband.

In July 2012, after 18 years of remission, Dorothy's ovarian cancer returned. Today, she continues to fight, and her family continues to support her. "It was my Mum who taught me to be positive, to smile, and she will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life," says Corey. "My Mum is the inspiration for the Power of a Woman Events. The events will raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer research!" 

You can read the full story on the Long Island Triathlon blog, and sign up to race in the triathlon or 5K race. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to make a one-time donation to OCRF. Once registered, click here to learn about racing with OCRF Team Hope to raise additional funds for ovarian cancer research!
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OCRF Team Hope All-Stars
American Outlaws DC, a chapter of the national non-profit American Outlaws organization, chose to support the efforts of OCRF last September through sales of an exclusive scarf designed for ovarian cancer awareness. American Outlaws is a soccer fan club that participates in community outreach efforts, and is comprised of more than 9,000 members nationally and 700 members in DC. The chapter showed its support for the cause at a soccer match at RFK Stadium in Washington DC on September 3rd, raising $1,320 from sales of 100 scarves and a generous donation from the scarf company. Thank you, American Outlaws DC!

You can join OCRF Team Hope by creating your very own page or event. Click here to get started, or email Melissa Chemick for more information. You could be our next OCRF Team Hope All-Star!
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