The Marty Brown Memorial Invitational is an informal rifle match run by Revere’s Riders to raise money and awareness for ovarian cancer. The event is named in honor of Marty Brown, a rifle instructor with Revere’s Riders who fought a 40-month long battle with ovarian cancer and finally succumbed in 2017. After Marty’s passing, a small group of her friends along with her husband Phil went to Camp Atterbury, one of Marty’s favorite shooting ranges, to spend a weekend reminiscing about better times.
In 2019, Phil Brown, Jake Woodcock, Bradley Settle and myself decided that we could do something to better our corner of the world by turning what had now become an annual event at Camp Atterbury into a fundraising event for ovarian cancer. We quickly found a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Ovar’coming Together. At the time, we weren’t aware that Ovar’coming Together was one of the first organized ovarian cancer non-profit support organization in the country when it was founded in 1996 by Pam Faerber, Nancy Hines, and Kai Binford (all three ladies were ovarian cancer survivors). The co-founders of Ovar’coming Together would go on to be instrumental in the creation of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in 1997, now the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.