Ovarian cancer is dubbed "the silent killer" because of its pedestrian and often-overlooked symptoms. But a local group is working hard to change that. Bruce Hildreth, Ashley Hildreth, Sharon Baranick and Sheryl Rourke with the Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer Foundation (SHOC) joined us to share a little about how they're fighting the disease.
Sherie lost her battle against the disease after a five year fight, but the Foundation created by her, her family and her friends lives on. Their goal is to find a way to detect the cancer in its earliest stages. When found in stage one, 5-year surviablity rates are 94%, but so often women don't know they have the disease until it has spread to other parts of the body.
You can help in the fight by making a donation or taking part in the 9th Annual Empowerment Walk, Run & Race on Saturday. This year's goal is $50,000-- all of which goes directly to research.
- Empowerment Walk, Run & Race
- Saturday, August 3 at 7:30am
- Team Latus Motors Harley-Davidson, 870 E. Berkeley Street, Gladstone
- Sign up in person Friday, Noon to 7:00pm or Saturday, 6:30-7:30am
For more information on Empowerment Day, click here. For more information on the SHOC Foundation, visit their website.