Wednesday, May 08, 2013

World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day

Did you even know there was such a thing? Me neither until recently. My friend Barbara (who recently found out she can stop chemo - woohoo!) sent me this from the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

Today marks the first World Ovarian Cancer Day. On this day, ovarian cancer organizations- like Sandy Rollman - from across the world will unite to educate their communities about ovarian cancer and its symptoms. For women living with the disease, and their families and friends, World Ovarian Cancer Day will build a sense of solidarity in the fight against the disease.

As many of you know, ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all gynecologic cancers, and is characterized around the world by a lack of awareness of symptoms and late stage diagnosis. To help raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to let those fighting the disease know they are supported, my niece Remi Weinstein, choreographed and performed with her dance class the video below. Remi has been volunteering with the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation since she was born. This cause and the women and families she has met mean a great deal to Remi, which prompted her to combine something she loves (dance) with a cause she cares for deeply.

While this project has been in the works for months, we think that World Ovarian Cancer Day is the perfect time to release it. Please watch the video and share it with your friends by utilizing email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets.