Team Stacey is “Race Ready”. Stacey Garvis, Olivia Garvis, Delaney Ridder, Olivia Gallo, Charlotte Mulstay
Jodi’s Race for ovarian cancer awareness took place at Denver’s City Park the beautiful morning of Saturday, June 9. Jodi’s Race is a community event and the largest fundraiser for the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA).
The mission of COCA is to provide support to those affected by ovarian cancer and to promote awareness and early detection of ovarian cancer through advocacy and education. COCA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, was established in 2005 as a support group for women.
This year’s race drew 2,506 participants, 135 volunteers and 106 dogs. Yes, even “Furry Friends” are welcome to register for the race.
Groups of people, like Team Stacey, gather together to support family, friends, neighbors and co-workers diagnosed with ovarian cancer and to raise money for COCA.
Stacey Garvis, a very healthy and fit wife and mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer almost two years ago. Stacey is a survivor, and her family and friends wholeheartedly support her in Jodi’s Race.
According to Stacey, “I am so grateful for my doctor, Dr. Bigsby IV, and his team. They are professional, loving, caring, compassionate and dedicated. They took my “worst day” experience and turned it around. They will be in my life forever.”
Dr. Bigsby and The Colorado Center for Gynecologic Oncology in Littleton were the presenting sponsors for Jodi’s Race.
Team Stacey came out for the race with teal tutus, teal skirts, teal shirts, and “Team Stacey” posters. They set up a special tent in Team Village. Survivors wear teal and purple bead necklaces, one for every year they have survived ovarian cancer. Stacey wore two strands of beads; others had 20 or more strands of beads around their necks.
While this is the conclusion of our three-part series, we are not going to forget Stacey, her family, her friends, Tyler Polumbus and his mom, and all the families touched by someone with ovarian cancer. This is for you Stacey, and we thank you for sharing your journey with our readers.
Ovarian cancer survivor Stacey Garvis is so very grateful for the support of her friends and family
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