Harts of Teal, an Ovarian Cancer Awareness Event

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A Survivors Story and her “HART” to help other women.

The mission of “Harts of Teal” is to celebrate victories, honor memories, empower women, educate the community and raise funds for diagnostic research for Ovarian Cancer and similar gynecologic cancers. My name is Kimberly Airhart. I am a recent ovarian cancer survivor, wife, and mother to five wonderful children. In February 2020 I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer. Healthy, active, and barely over 40, ovarian cancer was the last thing on my mind. Life as I knew it changed forever. Chemotherapy, major surgery, and maintenance drugs became my new way of life…but…my story allowed me to connect with others on the same journey. Through this experience, I started to understand the importance of early detection and community awareness.

For all the reasons above, my family and I felt it especially important to highlight the issues of ovarian cancer in our community. We created the “Harts of Teal” organization to elevate awareness of Ovarian Cancer through community-wide activities and fundraising. For our first act, “Harts of Teal” will host a 5K/Family Fun Color Run at One Church in Fayetteville, GA. We are partnered with the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. 100% of the event proceeds to go to early detection research and community awareness campaigns.

Harts of Teal 5K & Family Fun Color Run

Date: July 10, 2021

Time: 10AM

2130 Redwine Road, Fayetteville, GA

Register Here:

https://raceroster.com/events/2021/47426/harts-of-teal-5k-family-fun-color-run

*in-person and virtual options available

We would love for you and your families to join us. We will have Food Trucks, a DJ, Inflatables, and other activities.

Please familiarize yourself with the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.

I included some statistics that are helpful in understanding just how bad this cancer is.

Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:

  • Abdominal bloating or swelling
  • Quickly feeling full when eating
  • Weight loss
  • Discomfort in the pelvis area
  • Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
  • A frequent need to urinate

Facts on Ovarian Cancer:

  •  #1 deadly cancer of the reproductive system
  •  5th leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women
  •  ~22,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year
  • Five-year survival rate of 39% and 17% with detection in stage 3 and 4 respectively
  •  15% of cases detected in stage 1
  • 80% of cases are diagnosed in late stage 3 or stage 4
  • Currently, there is no test to detect this cancer in its early stages

If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please contact Kimberly Airhart hartsofteal@gmail.com