Revere’s Riders proudly announces a new partnership with Ovar’coming Together for our expanded 2019 Marty Brown Memorial™ events.
About the Marty Brown Memorial™
For the past two years, Revere’s Riders has sponsored an informal 3-position known distance rifle match at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center to honor the memory of Marty Brown, one of our rifle instructors. For 2019, the Marty Brown Memorial will consist of two events:
- the Marty Brown Memorial Open™ (August 3-4, 2019)
- the 3rd Annual Marty Brown Memorial Invitational™ (November 2-3, 2019)
The Marty Brown Memorial Invitational (the “Invitational”) will continue in the tradition of the previous two events as an invitational rifle match. Beginning with this year, we will be donating a portion of the event proceeds to Ovar’coming Together; instead of passively remembering Marty, we will be actively participating in the fight against ovarian cancer.
A new event, the Marty Brown Memorial Open (the “Open”), will serve as a lead-up to the Invitational and will be open to the general public. The Open will consist of one day each of pistol and rifle instruction along the lines of our existing Whittemore Weekend™ event. At the Open (as well as any other 2019 Revere’s Riders Rifle 125 or Rifle 262 event), participants can qualify for an invitation to the Marty Brown Memorial Invitational by shooting a “Marksman” score or better on the Revere’s Riders Rifle Qualification Test.
We will also be working with Ovar’coming Together to provide educational materials on recognizing the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer at each event. Ovarian cancer is often not detected until it has significantly progressed; early detection and treatment are critical.
About Ovar’coming Together
Ovar’coming Together is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating ovarian cancer awareness, providing resources to women with ovarian cancer and supporting research initiatives in the treatment of ovarian cancer. The founders of Ovar’coming Together helped to co-found the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA), now the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA).
About Ovarian Cancer
Each year, approximately 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and around 14,000 will die from the disease. These numbers account for 2.5% of cancers diagnosed in women making ovarian cancer the 11th most common cancer among women. Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer-related death among women and is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers.
Some additional statistics on ovarian cancer from OCRA:
- a woman’s risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer is approximately 1 in 79
- a woman’s lifetime risk of dying from invasive ovarian cancer is 1 in 109
- ovarian cancer rates are highest in women aged 55-64 years
- median age at which women are diagnosed is 63
- median age of death from ovarian cancer is 70
- the 5-year survival rate who those diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 46.5% (as of 2013)
Who’s Marty Brown?
Marty Brown was a rifle instructor with Revere’s Riders whose life was taken too early by ovarian cancer. Cancer eventually won the battle with Marty, but it had to fight for 40 months before Marty finally succumbed to it in 2017. Revere’s Riders is continuing Marty’s fight against ovarian cancer in her absence.
More information on Marty as well as the Marty Brown Memorial Open and Invitational can be found on our Marty Brown Memorial page.