ovarian cancer awareness
Today, 43 women will lose their fight.
Right now ovarian cancer has the upper hand.
You can help even the odds by making a donation now.
Give for earlier detection to ensure your future.
Give those with ovarian cancer a fighting chance.
Give, because your life may depend on it.
the statistics are grim
More than 22,280 women in this country will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and more than 15,500 will lose the battle. Dubbed “the silent disease,” ovarian cancer is one of the hardest cancers to diagnose, as there is no true screening test—something we hope to change through our research initiatives. While we’ve made great strides in understanding this disease, we still need your help! We’ve ramped up awareness efforts this year, so be on the lookout for our annual newsletter, billboards and our public service announcements throughout September. Also, be sure to watch our most recent TV spot!
a letter from the board
Dear Friends of Ovations,
Early detection of ovarian cancer has never been more important. This year, an expected 22,280 women in the United States will be diagnosed with the disease and it will claim the lives of over 15,500 more. Less than 20% of all ovarian cancer diagnoses are made when the disease is in its most treatable stage and fewer than half of all women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will remain alive five years after the diagnosis.
This is why Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded. Dedicated to the research, patient treatment and awareness of ovarian cancer, Ovations, with the help of individuals, friends, business associates and neighbors, is already making a critical difference. Since its inception in 2006, Ovations has directed over $1.4 million to research, education and patient support programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, City of Hope Cancer Center in Los Angeles and University of Pennsylvania.
But for everything this organization has accomplished, it is still not enough. In spite of all the best and growing efforts, there is still no effective test for early diagnosis of this insidious disease. One of the greatest challenges is being able to recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer. To make the greatest impact—to save lives—the quiet whisperings of ovarian cancer must be recognized before the disease silently progresses.
We are all members of a powerful community and so much more can be done. As Winston Churchill said long ago, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Stand up and fight with us!
All statistics and facts are compiled from the American Cancer Society and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute