SHOC Foundation Empowerment Day

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.

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