LOOKIN' FOR A CURE
MARCH 18TH, 2017, BIKE, RUN AND WALK FOR OCULAR MELANOMA
|Join us on March 18th, 2017 for a 5K walk, run or 12 mile bike ride around Downtown Durham and the American Tobacco Trail. Stay for the after party and get free admission into the Duke/Wake Forest baseball game at 1pm.|
Ocular melanoma is a rare cancer of the eye usually effecting the older population. Our goal is to fund research to find a cure and to help those effected with ocular melanoma.
Ocular melanoma (OM) is the most common primary cancer of the eye in adults. Yet, it is still an extremely rare cancer with approximately 2,500 adults diagnosed every year in the United States. Half of those diagnosed will see their disease spread to other parts of the body. Once metastasized, it is nearly always fatal.
Currently there is no cure for ocular melanoma. However, there are promising new treatments on the horizon. These emerging options will be made possible through funding. Unfortunately, funding is critically low because ocular melanoma is considered such a rare cancer. Therefore, awareness, funding and patient services are greatly needed.
This is where you can help. Your participation, sponsorship or donation will make it possible to fund groundbreaking ocular melanoma research and guarantee affordable treatment for those affected by OM.
If you would like additional information please contact us at 919-885-5264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.