Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance 10th Anniversary Conference (Washington, DC)

Survivors’ Conference Will Mandate ‘Agenda for Action’

Patients, survivors and their families and friends will convene for the nation’s largest gathering of the ovarian cancer community at the Alliance’s 10th annual conference. Organized under the theme, “Agenda for Action,” the conference will take place from Wednesday, July 11 through Friday, July 13 in Washington, D.C. During the conference, participants will help create the first National Agenda for Ovarian Cancer.

Sessions will inform attendees about current research and expected breakthroughs, and how they can help increase research funding, improve health care access and patient care and make their voices heard on Capitol Hill. The event will culminate in an action assembly where participants will share their ideas and plans for implementing the National Agenda at the local and regional levels.In addition, attendees will learn how to enrich their lives through topics including nutrition, sexuality, recurrence management, medical care, and journaling for empowerment. A special event is being planned for Thursday evening to honor the women who are no longer here and to celebrate their achievements.

Alliance Is United Voice for Survivors“Ten years ago, a small group of women turned their experiences with ovarian cancer into a purpose. They created the Alliance to serve as a forum, guidepost and united voice for survivors and their families. We dedicate this year’s 10th annual conference to these pioneers as well as to the approximately 150,000 women who lost their lives to ovarian cancer during the past decade. It is their courage and strength that still leads us today to push for better diagnostics and treatments,” said Patricia Goldman, co-founder and president-emeritus.

Many conference participants will arrive earlier in the week to be part of the Alliance’s successful Capitol Hill Survivors’ Day event. Advocacy training will be conducted the evening of Tuesday, July 10 and the event will take place on Wednesday, July 11. Last year during the event, nearly 80 participants from 22 states met with 150 congressional offices to secure passage of Johanna’s Law: the Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act and to support an increase in funding for the Ovarian Cancer Research Program in the Department of Defense.Registration information for both events will be available after March 15 at or by calling 202-331-1332 or toll free at 866-399-6262 to receive a registration form by mail.
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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.