September Walk-a-Thon

by - September 18, 2011

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Danielle signed up to participate in the Ovarian Cancer Walk to raise money for research and to raise awareness. (I signed up with D.)
 
Daughter is quite good at organizing.  She organized me by sending me a schedule so that we were on time to the event. 
 
This is what she sent: 
 
Wake-up: 7am
Leave your house: 7:45am
Be at my place to pick me up at: 8am
Breakfast at Ricks: 8:20-9:20am (should be plenty of time to relax and enjoy a nice breakfast)
Leave for Raleigh (40min drive): 9:20am
Arrive: 10am
Sign in: 10:15am
Walk Starts: 10:30am
We followed her timeline to a "T" and were quite pleased to actually show up early to the event. The light drizzle did not dampen our spirits.
 
The DJ played some great music which helped keep our energy up.
 
**Awareness Raising Info**: Ovarian Cancer symptoms are easily mistaken for benign conditions. The symptoms can be a subtle as heartburn. The most universal symptom is bloating. --But as women, feeling bloated is rarely something that would cause us to raise an eyebrow. 
 
Early detection and treatment is the only way to beat this. I recommend that you know your body and pay attention to symptoms that are unusual for you or that last more than 2 weeks. 

Ovarian Cancer Alliance
My biggest recommendation: 
**Keep your annual exams with your gynecologist**
 
Talk to your doctor about:
 
1. Having an annual blood test for serum CA-125. This can be an earlier indicator of a problem.
 
2. Getting tested for the genetic mutations that increase your risks. Knowing your results gives you the opportunity to work proactively with your doctor to decide preventative measures. 
 

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3 comments

  1. Great job! I wish I had the energy to do that but with RA & Fibromyalgia I just don't have what it takes! Stopping by from the blog hop and now a new follower thru GFC. I would love a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks so much and have a great day!

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

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  2. Awesome! Great cause and it looked like a blast!!!

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  3. Great cause; thank you for giving the information for exams and tests.

    Fellow Beginning Blogger Campaigner here. I am sadly, woefully, horribly late in making my blog rounds! It's certainly nice to meet you, finally!

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