Ovarian cancer survivors, fighters gather to celebrate life

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INDEPENDENCE, OH – Cleveland area women shined their way into the hearts of many Saturday as they took to runway to show off the latest fashion trends. However, it wasn’t just the clothing that was special. Even more fabulous were the cancer survivors showing it all off.

The Teal Luncheon and Fashion Show was put on by a non-profit organization called OROC, OutRun Ovarian Cancer. The group’s focus is on research for ovarian cancer, raising awareness and educating the public about the disease.

The event had ovarian cancer survivors and fighters from all over Cleveland come together and spend the day celebrating life, laughter and friendship.

Some of the ladies took to the stage to show off trends in a fashion show compliments of the store Chico’s.

The women said it was great to see the styles and watch one another walk the runway, but even better to be surrounded by people who are all fighting the same fight. They also say they want more awareness about the disease. This year, 28,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer but unfortunately there is no reliable screening method for detecting it.

Fox 8’s Jessica Dill was emcee of the event. She says there is nothing more inspirational then spending the day with ovarian cancer fighters and survivors.

For more information about OROC, CLICK HERE.