Ovarian cancer is the deadliest form of gynecological cancer. In response, customers and associates across Kroger stores in Gainesville raised nearly $3,500 in four days to benefit the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
From Jan. 12-15, Kroger customers rounded up their purchases to the nearest dollar with the difference benefitting GOCA. The donation will help GOCA raise awareness of ovarian cancer, as well as help prevent others from facing this disease.
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our customers and associates in contributing to this cause,” said Glynn Jenkins, spokesman for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “Kroger is proud to partner with GOCA and to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer. We hope this donation goes a long way in accomplishing that goal.”
Ovarian cancer develops in the tissues of the ovary, a female reproductive gland in which the ova, or eggs, are formed.
Each year, approximately 14,200 American women die from ovarian cancer, and although early detection is possible, 3 out of 4 cases are detected in late stage. As the deadliest gynecological cancer, it is estimated that 1 out of every 75 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime.
To learn more about the risks, symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer, as well as the GOCA Overcome Ovarian Cancer Walk, visit www.gaovariancancer.org.