Sadly, LI OCEANS Inc- support group meetings are no longer being held at the ACS ( American Cancer Society Office in Hauppauge) .
The ACS has informed us that we must look for another location to hold our monthly support group meetings.
Presently we are looking for another location to hold our monthly support group meetings. Although, we are greatly saddened & disappointed by this unexpected announcement, we will not be discouraged and shall continue to focus on Ovarian & Gynecolgic Cancer advocacy, education , awareness & providing support to those in need.
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!
Long Island OCEANS Inc
PO Box 444
Brightwaters, NY 11718
LI OCEANS is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education, advocacy & action and hope for those affected by Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancers.