Ovarian Cancer

Capitol Pain Institute in the fight against ovarian cancer

Capitol Pain Institute is teaming up with the Be The Difference Foundation in the fight against ovarian cancer.  Over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and more than 15,000 will die from the disease – it is the deadliest form of female reproductive tract cancer. The expected 5 year survival rate for ovarian cancer is well below 50%  and these numbers have not changed in over 30 years! Unlike breast cancer and uterine cancer, which can be detected early on,  there is no early detection or screening test available for ovarian cancer today.

The Be The Difference Foundation was formed by four ovarian cancer survivors in different phases of survivorship who all share the same passion, to Be the Difference and end the fight against ovarian cancer.  Their mission is to help women increase their chance of survival of ovarian cancer.  To achieve this goal, their efforts are focused on raising awareness and money to fund programs for women fighting ovarian cancer today and to provide research dollars for a cure.

Capitol Pain Institute is a proud sponsor of the Wheel To Survive, an indoor cycling fundraiser to fund programs for women battling ovarian cancer today and to provide research dollars for a cure. The event will be held at the Dell Jewish Community Campus on March 30, 2014 from 9AM to 3PM.  The event currently has over 100 registered riders and has already raised tens of thousands of dollars, all of which go directly to ovarian cancer research.  Dr. Matt Schocket, Dr. Raimy Amasha, and the rest of the Austin Pain Management doctors team will be riding in the event.  We invite you to join us in the fight against ovarian cancer.  You can contribute to the Capitol Pain Institute team by visiting the Austin Pain doctor’s fundraising page.

We still need more sponsors for the event to support the riders.  100% of all donations to the riders go to charity, so we need additional sponsors to help fund the cost of the event.  Please contact Kim Schocket @ [email protected] for sponsorship information.  All sponsorships are fully tax deductible.

You can learn more about ovarian cancer by visiting the Centers for Disease Control website: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/statistics/

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