Breaking the silence

Supporters: Cindy Fisher of Moorefield, who is a nurse at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, was surrounded by friends and family on Sept. 8 during a Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer in Omaha. Fisher is one of more than 20,000 U.S. women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. About 14,000 of those women die annually. There is no early detection test for the disease, medical officials say, only early diagnosis. The event increases awareness about ovarian cancer, celebrates survivors and remembers women who have died from the disease. Pictured are, l-r: Front—Patty Ewald of Curtis, Carolyn Evenson, Fisher, Joyce Clark and Julia Nutt of Chapman; Back—Jessie Little John of Broken Bow, Marsha Engel, Janie Botsch of Omaha, Denise Hoeft of North Platte, Ashleigh Brown, Lani Chapman of Curtis (behind Brown), Heidi Galas, Alisa Crown, Jeane Breuer and Beverly May of Merna.