Thursday, April 26, 2007

Living With Cancer: Confronting the Challenge

Living With Cancer: Confronting the Challenge
When: Saturday, June 23rd, 9:15 AM – 3:30 PM

Where: NYU Medical Center550 First Avenue (at 31st Street)Farkas Auditorium

Description: The Seventeenth Annual Living with Cancer Conference is intended to benefit people living with cancer, their families, friends & healthcare professionals. The Conference is free of charge and will offer information and practical tips to confront the day-to-day challenges often imposed by cancer.

Key topics will include Caregiving, Current and Future Trends in Treatment, Fatigue and Symptom Management, Talking with Children and Teens about Cancer in the Family, Meditation and Yoga, Memory and Thinking Changes Related to Chemotherapy, Spirituality and Hope, Plant Based Diet and Cancer, Young Adults and Cancer and Reflections by Survivors.

This conference is sponsored by: American Cancer Society, Calvary Hospital, CancerCare, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York (Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke's- Roosevelt Hospital Center, Long Island College Hospital & New York Eye & Ear Infirmary), Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, Oncology Program Brooklyn and New York Campuses, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, New York City Chapter , Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service of New York, New York University Medical Center, NYU Cancer Institute, The Witness Project of Harlem.

For more information and registration, please call (212) 712-8368


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.