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Jodi's Race for Awareness
June 11, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm MDT
Jodi’s Race for Awareness™ was the inspiration of Jodi Brammeier, a Colorado native, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008 at age 41.She was unaware of the vague and often misdiagnosed symptoms. Since there is no accurate screening test for ovarian cancer, Jodi made it her mission to raise awareness of the risk factors and symptoms through this 5K and 1 mile run/walk. She believed she would have caught the cancer earlier had she only been more aware of the signs and symptoms. Her hope was for other women to find their cancer when odds of survival are much better, in hopes that some of the 15,000 women diagnosed each year might stand a chance to win the fight against this deadly disease.
The inaugural race was held in June, 2010 with a record number of participants for a first time race. This year will mark the 6th Anniversary of Jodi’s Race for Awareness. Jodi had a bold vision, and what an event this has become! We have grown more than 20% each year to 3,000 participants and have raised over $700,000 to increase awareness and support women in Colorado affected by ovarian cancer.
While we tragically lost Jodi to ovarian cancer shortly after the first race, her legacy lives on as we gather at City Park the first Saturday in June each year to rally around the brave women who are fighting this deadly disease and remember the women who have passed on. We ask you to stand proudly with the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance to raise awareness of the symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer, keeping Jodi’s dream alive.