Ovarian Cycle Birmingham
February 21, 2016
OCRF’s Ovarian Cycle Birmingham is a 3-hour indoor cycling event dedicated to raising funds to support much-needed ovarian cancer research.
Here’s how it works!
In order to participate in the event, riders 18-25 must pay a registration fee of $25; for riders 26 and older the registration fee is $50. Survivors can register for free by entering discount code “SURVIVOR” during the registration process. Participants 25 years old and younger can enter discount code UNDER25 for $25 registration.
Participants can register as individuals or as part of a team and ride for any increment between 1 and 3 hours.
Once you have registered, you will be given your own page to personalize and use for fundraising. If after signing up you need to change the number of hours you will be riding, you can call 212-268-1002 to update your registration.
With the registration fee, you will receive an event t-shirt and gift bag loaded with goodies. Plus, this will be an unforgettable day complete with food, refreshments, and other surprises in an energy-filled room packed with people riding for the cause!
FREE training rides will take place Sunday, February 7th from 12:30-1:30 pm and Sunday, February 14th from 12:30-2:30 pm, so you can build confidence and endurance for the final ride. All training rides will take place at the Levite Jewish Community Center.
If you aren’t able to attend or are unable to ride, you can participate as a virtual rider to support the cause!
There is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum for virtual riders. Virtual riders will not have a bike reserved at the event. To sign up as a virtual rider, be sure to select “Virtual Rider” when you register.
Thank you to our 2016 sponsors:
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PARTICIPATE?
- Ovarian Cancer is the fifth leading cause of death among women in the United States and is the most deadly of all gynecologic cancers.
- Ovarian Cancer is not an uncommon disease occurring in 1 of every 71 women.
- When ovarian cancer is detected early, before it has spread beyond the ovaries, more than 90% of women will survive longer than five years. Only 19% of women are diagnosed in the early stages.
- Currently, 50% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer die from the disease within five years. When diagnosed in advanced stages, the chance of five- year survival is only 44%.
- Ovarian cancer is often difficult to diagnose because symptoms may be subtle, are easily confused with other diseases and because there is no single reliable easy-to-administer screening tool.
- A woman can get Ovarian Cancer even if her ovaries have been removed.
- Every dollar raised from Ovarian Cycle goes to further research and awareness of ovarian cancer. Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of so many.