Be the Difference Foundation Brings ‘Wheel to Survive’ to Boulder, Colorado

Be the Difference Foundation Brings ‘Wheel to Survive’ to Boulder, Colorado
To celebrate ovarian cancer survivors while raising funds for research and patient programs, the Be the Difference Foundation will present its signature “Wheel to Survive” event May 19 in Boulder, Colorado. The indoor cycling fundraiser will be from 9 a.m. to noon at DEFINE Body & Mind fitness boutique, 2408 Arapahoe Ave. In the last six years, some 1,500 participants in Wheel to Survive events nationwide have raised more than $2.8 million for programs to improve outcomes for a disease that has a lifetime risk of 1 in 78. This year, an estimated 22,530 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, a rate that has slowly dropped over the last two decades, according to the American Cancer Society. Of those women, 13,980 are expected to die from the disease. Women diagnosed with a localized-stage disease have more than a 90 percent five-year survival rate. But because of relatively subtle symptoms and the lack of an effective early detection method, four of five ovarian cancer patients are diagnosed with advanced disease. “Our mission at Be the Difference Fo
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