During the month of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation was gifted with a donation of more than $2,300, raised by a biker group from the Ripley, Ohio-based eatery Snappers Saloon, along with the Brown County Riders Against Cancer, in support of ovarian cancer research.
The event was organized in memory of a dear friend who received treatment at the Markey Cancer Center as a way to give back and show appreciation for the great care she received at Markey while undergoing treatment.
Faye Camden, a representative of the group, said, “…We want to especially recognize ‘Brown County Riders Against Cancer’. They are a small group of individuals who do big things for those fighting cancer. These good folks base their efforts of out Snappers Saloon and really grabbed on to the event to make it successful.”
This generous donation comes at a time in which the Markey Cancer Center and several of Kentucky’s female legislators joined UK Healthcare to highlight results from the UK Markey Cancer Center Ovarian Cancer Screening Program, an ongoing, 32-year research study focusing on the link between annual screening and early detection.
To learn more about the UK Markey Cancer Center Ovarian Screening Program, click here