SOURCE: Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA)

Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA)

May 29, 2013 15:37 ET

Fourth Annual Jodi's Race for Awareness Set for June 1

Run/Walk in Denver's City Park Benefits Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA)

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - The Fourth Annual Jodi's Race for Awareness, including a 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Walk, will take place Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Denver's City Park. Registration for the 2013 Jodi's Race is underway online at www.jodisrace.org until 11:59 p.m. May 29 -- $35 for adults; $25 for 12 & under, 60 & over, and survivors; and $110 for a Family 4-Pack. Runners and walkers also can register during packet pick-up at Sports Authority in Glendale (Colorado and Alameda) on Friday, May 31 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Race day registration is from 7:00-8:30 a.m. in front of the City Park Pavilion for an additional $5. Every registrant will receive a BornFit tech shirt.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to increase the impact of their participation by forming teams with their families, friends and coworkers, and taking the challenge to create a fundraising page on the 2013 Jodi's Race for Awareness website. All money raised during this popular community event remains here in Colorado and funds numerous COCA programs including the Nicki's Circle support groups, Ovarian Cancer Resource Guide, COCA Cares financial assistance program, comfort kits for the newly diagnosed, and Survivors Teaching Students®, a national program of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA).

On June 1, survivors and their guests are cordially invited to a continental breakfast and open house from 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at Jodi's Café in Denver's City Park Pavilion. The 5k Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 1 Mile Family Walk at 8:40 a.m. and Awards Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Awards for the 5k event will include overall top three male and female; age groups 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 & over; and overall top three survivors.

Joining presenting sponsor Cancer Treatment Centers of America in supporting the 2013 Jodi's Race for Awareness are teal ribbon sponsor Hein & Associates; bib sponsor iBehavior; gold sponsors Vivage, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, University of Colorado Hospital, and Optum United Healthcare; and wellness sponsor Nordic Naturals/Boulder Brokers. Additional corporate sponsors include Amgen, Athleta, CoBiz Financial, Genentech, Noodles & Company, Red Mango, Remax, Alpine GMC, Sports Authority, UMB, Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric, Pinnacol, Elk Creek Lawn Care, and Rudi's Organic Bakery. In-kind sponsors include Cliff Bar/Luna Bar, Coda Coffee, Rudi's Bagels, Whole Foods, and Pepsi/Aquafina. Media sponsors include Channel 7, Mix 100, Colorado Expression, Denver Life and 5280.

If you are interested in volunteering at the 2013 Jodi's Race, contact Janet Knox at janetkknox@yahoo.com or Becky Valadez at rebecca27@gmail.com.

The first Race for Awareness, in June 2010, was the inspiration of Jodi Brammeier, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. A Colorado native, Brammeier believed she would have discovered the cancer earlier if she had been more aware of the symptoms (which include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, urinary urgency or frequency, and difficulty eating or feeling full quickly) and it became her goal to establish a race to raise awareness about the deadly disease. Unfortunately, Brammeier lost her battle with ovarian cancer August 3, 2010, less than two months after the inaugural event; however, her spirit lives on in the annual fundraiser benefitting COCA.

About the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA)

The mission of the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance is to provide support and to promote awareness and early detection of ovarian cancer through advocacy and education. To learn more about COCA and its programs, visit www.colo-ovariancancer.org.

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