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COCA In the News!

Despite the challenges of last year, we took advantage of every opportunity to spread awareness messages about ovarian cancer and its symptoms. Below are some stories that were featured in the news to educate women and help save lives.

Jodi's Race for Awareness: Virtual Dash

  • Survivor Hillary Gilfand shared her story with Denver7 in an interview that first aired on May 20, 2020. Click on the image to watch the full video.

Additional Stories:

Boulder Jewish News, Friday, May 14, 2020

Denver's Jodi's Race Goes Virtual: Together for Good

Featuring a quote from Johnna Flood


Denver7/Mile High Living, Friday, May 14, 2020

Join The Fight Against Ovarian Cancer // Jodi's Race Virtual Dash // Register ar JodisRace.Org 

Interview with Jessica Soderberg


Denver7, 11 a.m. news, Thursday, June 4, 2020 

Interview with Dr. Jeffrey James

Wear Teal Day and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

  • COCA Associate Director, Jeanene Smith, shared her story with KREX, the Grand Junction CBS affiliate, for a feature about ovarian cancer that first aired during the evening news on September 9, 2020. Click on the image to watch her full story!

Additional Stories:

9News Denver at 5 pm, Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Buddy Check9 ovarian cancer survivor encourages women to listen to their bodies

Interview with Survivor, Judye Wahlberg


Denver7, 4 pm news, Friday, September 25, 2020

Ovarian cancer survivor shows she's still got what it takes to compete in fitness competition

Interview with Survivor, Rachel Benson


Life at Ken-Caryl, Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Page 8: Ken-Caryl Mom Finds Joy and Love to be Positive Medicine in Battle Against Ovarian Cancer

Featuring the story of Survivor, Karen Kennedy

Pedal with Polumbus to BEAT Ovarian Cancer

  • Former Denver Bronco and co-host of The Drive on 104.3 FM, Tyler Polumbus, shares his mother's battle with ovarian cancer and announces the creation of his educational campaign and fundraiser to benefit COCA. First aired on 9News on August 23, 2020. Click on the image to read the full story!

More Polumbus Stories:

CBS4 AutoNation All Access, Sunday, September 6, 2020

Former Denver Broncos Tyler Polumbus Honors Mother By Raising Money To Battle Ovarian Cancer

Interview with COCA supporters Tyler Polumbus and Dr. Jill Alldredge


Greeley Tribune, Sunday, September 20, 2020

Former Bronco Tyler Polumbus Pedals It Out for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Featuring quotes from supporters Tyler Polumbus and Erik Burkgren, Survivor Janet Hiller and COCA Associate Director Jeanene Smith


The Fan 104.3, Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Pedal with Polumbus Raises more than $42,000 to BEAT Ovarian Cancer!

Recap of inaugural Pedal with Polumbus to BEAT Ovarian Cancer campaign