Mission 1 Racing, M1R, works to inform you but not beat you over the head with Ovarian Cancer Awareness. It makes health information available so you can assess your own health situation. It also provides links to bicycle interests - bike maintenance, events, shops, fitness, and nutrition.
Jean Miller spent the last two years of her life fully engaged in a war on two fronts. Her first war was full-on combat that started too late against the ravages of the ovarian cancer inside her. While carrying out the jobs of wife, mother, and business woman; she endured the standard medical triune of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Her second war was against the widespread ignorance of this cancer. So in her spare time, Jean steadfastly spread the word about this insidious bastard of a disease. She founded the St Louis chapter of National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC). Before there were rubber teal awareness bracelets, she was stringing teal beads into Whisper Bracelets. Having been blind-sided by this cancer's subtle symptoms, her message became “Listen. It Whispers.”
Before she died, she individually told each member of her family to continue her ovarian cancer awareness work. Jean’s husband, son, parents, siblings and the extended family all got her message loud and clear. In her words "...be a vehicle to help other people understand this disease..." Jean’s brother, Tony Pacini, decided to parry his bicycle passion into this Ovarian Cancer Awareness vehicle – Mission 1 Racing.
By its nature, the bicycle community tends to “walk it off” when it comes to health issues. Aches and pains are part of life. You don’t seek medical attention for what seems to be a set of harmless symptoms. But those innocuous symptoms may be all the notice you get. M1R encourages you to investigate any symptoms that persist for two weeks. You know how you are supposed to feel. If it doesn't feel right, consider seeking medical advice. If you sense that your doc is blowing you off or tells you that you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, challenge him or seek another opinion. All of this takes guts. You are your own best advocate.
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