About Jodi's Race
Jodi's Race for Awareness™ was the inspiration of Jodi Brammeier, a Colorado native, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008 at age 41. She was unaware of the vague and often misdiagnosed symptoms. Since there is no accurate screening test for ovarian cancer, Jodi made it her mission to raise awareness of the risk factors and symptoms through this 5K and 1 mile run/walk. She believed she would have caught the cancer earlier had she only been more aware of the signs and symptoms. Her hope was for other women to find their cancer when odds of survival are much better, in hopes that some of the 15,000 women diagnosed each year might stand a chance to win the fight against this deadly disease.
The inaugural race was held in June 2010 with a record number of participants for a first time race. 2020 is the 11th anniversary of Jodi’s Race for Awareness. Jodi had a bold vision, and what an event this has become! The race has grown to 3,000 participants and has raised over $1,000,000 to increase awareness and support women in Colorado affected by ovarian cancer.
While we tragically lost Jodi to ovarian cancer shortly after the first race, her legacy lives on as we gather at City Park the second Saturday in June each year to rally around the brave women who are fighting this deadly disease and remember the women who have passed on. We ask you to stand proudly with the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance to raise awareness of the symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer, keeping Jodi’s dream alive.
"My wife Amy is a survivor, and my son Gavin, whom Amy was pregnant with during her cancer diagnosis and treatment"
"I ran last year, in the midst of chemo. I am proud to be part of such a strong group of women. I also want to honor my dear sisters who did not make it through this year. I am devoted to sharing the possibility of health and thriving after ovarian cancer. This is my path."
The mission of the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) is to is to promote awareness and early detection of ovarian cancer through advocacy and education while providing support to people affected by ovarian cancer.
Please give generously to support COCA's mission and programs and help save the lives of the women in our lives.
Every 36 hours, one woman in Colorado dies from Ovarian Cancer
Every year, 220 women in Colorado will lose their battle against this deadly disease. Their deaths can be prevented by earlier diagnosis and greater awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer, so being able to recognize these symptoms and being diagnosed early is critical to saving lives.