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Elizabeth Busche Scramble for Ovarian Cancer

Elizabeth Busche from back in 2010. Elizabeth Busche from back in 2010. |  Photo: WDIO

Updated: August 31, 2017 11:15 AM

Elizabeth Busche continues to help fight ovarian cancer, even though she passed from the disease in 2012.

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She was 19-years-old, and a national champion curler. Her parents host a golf scramble each year to help raise money for research, in her name.

"Ovarian cancer is not an old woman's disease. Keeping Elizabeth as a 19-year-old, in our thoughts, and knowing that ovarian cancer can strike females of any age, is important. Babies as young as 9 months old have died from ovarian cancer," explained Jane Busche.

The 5th Annual Elizabeth Busche Scramble for Ovarian Cancer is coming up on Sunday, September 10th.

Enger Golf Course is the spot to be. It's a shotgun start at 11am that Sunday, with a dinner at 4pm after the golfing.

Money raised goes towards MOCA, the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, and helps fund critical research going on in Minnesota, to find an early detection test and a cure.

Some symptoms to know about:

1) Bloating 2) Pelvic or abdominal pain 3) Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly 4) Urgency to urinate

Busche added that a woman's risk to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 1 in 72. And 21,000 women will be diagnosed this year, 400 of them in Minnesota.

To sign up for the golf tournament:

http://www.mnovarian.org

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