Why I Ride: Yvette Fantham

OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS –

70% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die from the disease.

And there is no reliable early detection test available for ovarian cancer.  Early detection is crucial.

These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends and they deserve better.

We all deserve better.

I will be participating in Wheel to Survive, an inspirational 4 hour indoor cycling event to raise money to help women batting ovarian cancer today and to provide research dollars for a cure.   100% of the money I raise will go to fund these programs.

What started as a quest to support my former colleague Laura Shawver, founder of The Clearity Foundation, and 10+ year survivor, plus my numerous friends who have survived their cancer battles, this year has become even more personal.  I currently have two close friends combating against cancer.  To add to it, through the effort of recruiting a team, we have a husband and daughter who have joined to support the cause as their wife/mother is currently challenged with ovarian cancer.  We are cheering loud for her and my dear friends.

Please help me reach my goal by making a tax deductible donation today.  You can also help me reach my goal by sharing my page or link with your friends by email, or on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.   Better yet, register today and come ride with me! Team Name:  The Cure Is Out There.

Thank you for your generous support and joining me to Be the Difference in the fight against ovarian cancer.

All the best to you and your families.

– Yvette

Please see information below and pass it on to loved ones….

There is no early detection or screening test available for ovarian cancer today.  The PAP test does NOT detect ovarian cancer.

It is important to be aware of the symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer.   Remember, early detection is important for a better prognosis.
Know the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer: *

  •     Abdominal Bloating
  •     Feeling full quickly while eating
  •     Pelvic or abdominal pain or pressure
  •     Urinary urgency or frequency
  •     Changes in bowel habits
  •     Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
  •     Back pain
  •     Unexplained weight gain or loss

If any of these symptoms last for more than two weeks, please contact your doctor.
Know the Risk Factors of Ovarian Cancer:*

  •     Close family members who have had ovarian, breast or gastrointestinal cancer
  •     Have a genetic mutation such as BRCA1 or BRCA2
  •     have had breast,uterine, or colorectal cancer
  •     Have never given birth or have had trouble getting pregnant
  •     Are middle-aged or older

*Source: Mount Sinai Hospital

Register now to ride alongside Yvette and others at Wheel to Survive Bay Area 2017 as we fight to end ovarian cancer!

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