Tuesday, July 24, 2007

We Need You

Unlike most other cancers, if caught early, ovarian cancer is 90+% curable. The problem is to date there is no accurate early detection test, like the Pap smear for cervical cancer.
Our Greatest Asset is our Caring Community. Unfortunately because very few women survive Ovarian Cancer (estimated 15,280 deaths from ovarian cancer in the United States during 2007) Ovarian Cancer does not have the masses (survivor advocacy groups) that other cancer advocacy groups have.

We are dependent upon you! We Need OUR CARING COMMUNITY!

Ovarian Cancer is the deadliest Gynecologic Cancer, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.

Only about 76% of women with ovarian cancer survive 1 year after diagnosis, and 45% survive longer than 5 years after diagnosis.

If diagnosed and treated early (while the cancer has not spread outside the ovary), the 5-year survival rate is 93%. However, only 19% of all ovarian cancers are found at this early stage!!!!

Help us find a test!
Help Save the lives of our Mothers, Daughters,
Sisters and friends!!!
What About US!!!

Ovarian Cancer is drastically underfunded!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Think Teal! Get Involved!!! Give to Ovarian Cancer Research!

By getting involved and speaking out, together we can increase funding for research, early detection , treatments and find a cure.


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.