Annie's NYC Marathon Run for Carole
Please help me support National Ovarian Cancer Coalition by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's great cause!
I am running this race in honor of my Aunt Carol who was a Felician Sister in the Catholic Church, known as Sr. Mary Vincent Dzitko. In 2005, at the young age of 60, she lost a hard fought battle with ovarian cancer after a lifetime of service to others and her faith.
She worked in various ministries throughout her time as a sister, notably for 16 years with the Felician School for Exceptional Children where she worked with children and individuals with disabilities - knowing all individuals deserve dignity, compassion and respect.
When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2002, like most women, her symptoms were silent. What seemed like bloating, turned into a lump and loss of appetite - and she entered a period of suffering through chemo and radiation until she lost her battle a few short years later.
-An estimated 1 in 78 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime.
-About 20,000 women will be diagnosed in the US this year alone.
-About 13,940 women will die from ovarian cancer in 2020.
Please consider a donation to help advance medical research, educate and awareness for this women's health crisis and join me on my NYC Marathon Journey with Team Teal!