Race Director Contact Information: Name: Robin Bryant Phone: 801-636-3949 Cell Phone: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note From Race Director: UVU is hosting the first ever Green for Good 5K. This year all the proceeds will go to former UVU athlete Kalina Clegg who was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer.
Registration will close at midnight on Friday, April 12th.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, and it causes more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. Older women are at highest risk for developing ovarian cancer. Most deaths from ovarian cancer occur in women age 55 and older.Ovarian cancer symptoms are often vague. Women and their doctors often blame the symptoms on other, more common conditions. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and is often fatal. Ovarian cancer is rarely diagnosed in its early stages. It is usually quite advanced by the time diagnosis is made.
About 3 out of 4 women with ovarian cancer survive 1 year after diagnosis.
Nearly half of women live longer than 5 years after diagnosis.
The overall 5-year relative survival for 2002-2008 was 43.7%.
Kalina was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian cancer at age 22. She was rushed into emergency surgery within a week where they removed my left ovary, half of my right ovary, my omentum and three large tumors. A month later she started chemotherapy. Kalina will have 18 weeks of treatment and then they will do another surgery to remove my uterus and other ovary. They wanted to leave my female organs, but after the first surgery found cancerous cells in my uterus so they have to remove everything. There are also two lesions on my liver they will remove.