Thursday, April 19, 2007

Calling All New Yorkers--Tomorrow Friday April 20th-Tavern on the Green --Central Park West 67th Street

New York Magazine Cover Shoot- Tomorrow

New York Magazine is currently working on a very important feature story about New Yorkers living with cancer. For a potential cover, we would like to gather 300-350 New Yorkers living with cancer or in remission, in one place, for an incredibly positive & moving picture. We are looking for people of all ages, and of all races to to be photographed together.We want to show the unity of the fight, so we are asking everyone to dress on their own, as they normally would- no organization specific t-shirts. We want the picture to look like a beautiful group of wildflowers. We hope this will help raise awareness & funding for all.

Any interested participants should contact me directly at

Logistical info below:


Date: Friday April 20th, 2007
Time: 10AM-12:30PM
Check-In Location: Tavern on the Green, Central Park at West67th Street Phone: 212.873.3200

New York Magazine contacts: Katie Charles 202.368.1836; Alex Pollack917.538.1054

*Map attached**IMPORTANT: Please arrive on time, as we have a very narrow window for the permit from the Parks Department.Let's try to have some color even though spring is late. Please dress in the brightest color coat that you have- we don't want everyone in black or navycoats, or the picture will look dreary.

Please bring minimal bags/stuff with you so we don't add unnecessary clutter to the photo.
You will be asked to fill out the attached 2 page form at the check-in table at Tavern on the Green. To expedite the check-in process, if you are able to fill out theform, print it & bring it with you, it would be very helpful. We will be making individual portraits of each of you prior to the group shot.

IN CASE OF RAIN:We have set up a rain date, should the weather not cooperate on Thursdaynight/Friday. We have also set up a rain hotline.

For updated information onFriday morning, please call 212.508.0551.

Rain Date: Sunday April 22, 2007Time: 11AMLocation: Pier 59 Studios, 59 Chelsea Piers(btwn. 17th & 18th Streets on the water), Studio C

Phone: 212.691.5959 We¹re very excited to meet you all and to collaborate on this beautiful and inspiring image.

Sincerely,Katie Charles and Alex Pollack


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.