AUSTIN -- An inaugural ride raised thousands of dollars for the silent killer of women -- ovarian cancer.
A seven-year ovarian cancer survivor, Sally Decelis, helped organize the first annual indoor cycling event in Austin at CYC Fitness.
"I went to my doctor and he gave me an ultrasound and sonogram and found I had ovarian cancer," Decelis said. "So I had a hysterectomy seven years ago, but I am a survivor and it's extremely emotional to me."
On Sunday, 30 riders raised around $35,000 for ovarian cancer research.
There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer. Common symptoms include bloating, pelvic pain, trouble eating, fatigue and back pain.
More than 15,000 women die from ovarian cancer every year in the United States.