Thursday, March 29, 2007

OCEANS Members learn & experience the Healing Energy of Reiki- thanks Angel

A note from Sandy Rich regarding The Support groups Reiki Instruction.

Great meeting, it was enhanced by the Reiki sessions offered to all of us by Angel and her wonderful group of practitioners. Many of these terrific women drove from western Nassau County to share their expertise with us. For those of you who missed it, it was a terrific experience. After telling us briefly about Reiki, we were led in a lovely meditation before splitting into 2 groups---the eight practitioners teamed up and each of us received a treatment llasting about 45 minutes. I was in the second group so watched and waited and said to myself : 'Well, this looks and sounds interesting, but I really don't think I am going to feel anything." I am always willing to be proven wrong and I was!

Angel and Lorraine treated me---Angel's hand exude an amazing warmth which is remarkable since she has Raynaud's Symdrome---people with this condition experience spasms in distal capillaries of their hands and therefore they have icy cold hands!! From Lorraine's gifted hands I felt a pulsating rhythm---figured it MUST BE my breathing so held my breath and still felt ithis energy. The treatment was very soothing and relaxing and left me with a sense of calm and well being.

Our sincere thanks to all of these wonderful women for coming out to our meeting and sharing their talents with us!

Sandy Rich


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.