Strides for Hope 2013
Every year Dr. Clinton and her staff help to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. This year we are participating in Strides for Hope 5K, and we would love for you to be a part of our team.
The race begins 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at Genoa Park near downtown Columbus.
Let’s get you registered!
You can register online here and be sure to indicate you’re with Team Timeless! You can also register the day of the race starting at 7:30 a.m. on-site.
Why Strides for Hope?
Our very own Dr. Carol Clinton is a survivor of ovarian cancer. With the support of her family and friends, she recently celebrated eight years without evidence of disease.
The event promotes ovarian cancer education and awareness. The organizers ask that you help them in their effort to prevent another woman from being impacted by this disease.
We want to help educate.
There is no screening method for early detection of ovarian cancer. The symptoms of the disease are vague, and are not always gynecologic. But research shows that women with ovarian cancer often report having the following symptoms:
- A swollen or bloated abdomen, increased girth. Some women notice that their pants or skirts are getting tight around the waist. The bloating is a sign that fluid, called ascites, is building up in the abdominal cavity in later stage disease.
- Persistent pressure or pain in the abdomen or pelvis.
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly.
- Urinary concerns, such as urgency or frequency.
- Change in bowel habits with new onset constipation and/or diarrhea.
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
– Source: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Would you like to learn more?