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The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation announces it will host the fifth annual Sandy Sprint Sea Isle City 5K Run/ Walk on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Excursion Park, at 2 41st Street in Sea Isle City, NJ. The foundation is excited to welcome participants back to the course this year after last year’s event went virtual due to Covid-19.
This year, about 21,410 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Often this disease goes undetected since the major symptoms are common: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, trouble eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary urgency or frequency.
It is the most fatal of all gynecologic cancers, with a five-year survival rate of only 50 percent. When ovarian cancer is detected early more than 90 percent of women will survive longer than five years. However, only 15 percent of women are diagnosed in the early stages.
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation has been fighting for women and bringing awareness to this disease for over 20 years now. The nonprofit supports women and families touched by ovarian cancer and provides funding to researchers working on developing new treatments and a cure.
“The Sandy Sprint Sea Isle City is a unifying day of awareness, fundraising and support for the more than 200,000 women who are currently fighting ovarian cancer in the U.S. The continued growth of the event is a reflection of the strength of our community and the increased awareness of ovarian cancer,” says Robin Cohen, the foundation’s CEO and co-founder.
All proceeds from the Sandy Sprint Sea Isle City 5K Run/Walk benefit ovarian cancer research. Help create a world without ovarian cancer.