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Thu March 20, 2014
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Walk a Mile for A Smile To Remember 4/5

"A Smile To Remember" is a walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness on Saturday, April 5, 2014 beginning at 9:00 AM at the 1st Presbyterian Church located at McCallie Avenue and Douglas Street. 

The 1 mile family walk and 5K walk will  begin at 10:00 am.  There will be family friendly activities, inflatables, food, and entertainment.  Proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society for Ovarian Cancer Awareness programs.

This interview begins with a conversation with Randy Shipp.  "A Smile To Remember" event is a memorial walk to honor Randy's late wife Darlene Shipp who succumbed to ovarian cancer.  We also spoke with Nurse Practitioner Victoria Brumlow with Chattanooga's Program in Women's Oncology.  According to Brumlow, there is no reliable screening process for ovarian cancer and there are no distinct symptoms.  Some indicators of potential ovarian caner include: abdominal pain, indigestion, loss of appetite, bloating, urinary frequency, fleeing full quickly, altering constipation and diarrhea, lower back pain, sudden weight loss, and.or vaginal bleeding. 

Register online at active.com or call the American Cancer Society at 423-499-2601.