Tuesday, February 14, 2006

1st Annual Kendra & Friends Art Show-A Great Success!

“1st Annual Kendra & Friends Art Show” Great Success!

Bellport High School Senior Kendra Pelkey, a beautiful young talented & budding artist who suffers from a rare germ cell ovarian Cancer, held a one day "Art show" on Saturday May 14th, 2005 for artists of all ages. The Kendra & Friends Art Show benefitted a local Gynecological Cancer Group called the LI OCEANS~ which is an acronym for Long Island Ovarian Cancer Education Advocacy, Networking & Support.

The 1st Annual "Kendra & Friends" Art Show was a great success, it attracted a glittering crowd of art lovers, collectors, connoisseurs, local socialites, native long islanders, supporters and the curious.

The Art Show provided an incredible opportunity for local artisans, aspiring artists, the new & emerging, as well as the well-established artists in an array of mediums to showcase their talents. A wide variety of creativity & talent was displayed. The Art Show featured exceptional works of art in an array of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, wood block, paper collages, scratchboard and wood sculptures, video, textile, glasswork and more.

In addition to the Art Showcase & Exhibit there was live music, a plant sale, food, beverages , refreshments and a live auction.

LI OCEANS Ovarian Cancer Group members were on hand to help
providing Symptom Cards, Brochures and information about the often Silent, signs & symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.

"The exhibition was an excellent opportunity for Artists & Art Lovers to converge.
Thanks to all the valued volunteers, gracious vendors and family members who volunteered their time towards making this event a success.

Thank you to all of the Artists who participated in the Art Show and to all of the people who supported the Artists by purchasing works of Art and finally a Special Thanks to the brilliant & gifted Artist Kendra Pelkey & her loving & supportive Mom Terri Hall, who has contributed a staggering amount of self-less hours, energy, spirit, soul and self .

Location; Bellport United Methodist Church located at 185 South Country Road, in Bellport. Time: 11-7 pm.


a beacon of hope for those affected by Ovarian Cancer & Gynecologic Cancers

About Us:

LI OCEANS is an acronym for Long Island Ovarian Cancer Education Advocacy Network & Support. Our group is comprised of women living with Ovarian & Gynecological cancers, from the newly diagnosed to the long-term survivor.

In 2004, several women personally affected by Ovarian Cancer met, exchanged ideas, shared stories, identified the need for change, merged ultimate values and priorities and then made a decision that would transform lives.

They didn't know where they would find the time, the energy, nor the money to create an organization for women with Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancers, but they forged ahead nevertheless, with hope as their guiding light. They knew that without their understanding, passion and strength that other women with ovarian cancer would continue to suffer in isolation.

LI OCEANS recognized the urgent need for awareness; advocacy and action-they aspired to be the voice for Ovarian Cancer and save the precious lives of our mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, friends & neighbors!

Our goal is to create awareness among women the medical community and the greater population regarding early warning signs and symptoms that may be indicative of ovarian cancer, resulting in earlier detection.

Our purpose is to provide support, resources, networking, and education for those women diagnosed with ovarian and gynecologic cancers. We support the advancement of research for early detection and cure of ovarian cancer.

Our mission is to educate, advocates with the ultimate hope to eradicate this deadly disease!

LI OCEANS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit approved by the IRS. Your tax-deductible contributions allow us to continue our battle against ovarian cancer, to raise awareness in the community and to provide education and support to ovarian cancer victims and their families through a network of survivors.

How Can I Help? We are always in need of volunteers!

We need people just like you! Please Help Get the Word Out!

We need you! Tell someone you love about ovarian cancer and the symptoms to watch. When you care, keeping quiet is not an option. Until there’s a test, word of mouth is best.

Together we can save lives.

Volunteer your time and talents to get the word out.

LI OCEANS INC greatly appreciates the support from our friends who host fundraising events on the LI OCEANS behalf.

If you would like to host an event to benefit the LI OCEANS here are a few ideas:

Rubber Duck Race
House party/ tea party or picnic
Walking/Running Event
Night At The Races
Hiking or Biking Event
Health and wellness day at your local workout club
Game night - Trivia night- Poker Party-Name that tune
Karaoke Yard Sale- Plant Sale- Bake Sale
Wine Tasting -wine and cheese evening
Fashion show
Murder Mystery-50’s,60’s,70’s Dance
Host A Teal Awareness Day
Golf tournament -tennis tournament

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.