Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Press Release - Charity Golf Outing for Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancers.


May 27th, 2008 (Press Release)

Charity Golf Outing for Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancers.

“ Tee Off for Teal “

On Monday June 16th the Indian Island Country Club (661 Riverside Drive, Riverhead, NY) will host its 4th Annual Charity Golf Outing.

This year proceeds from the Chinese auction; raffles and sponsorships will go to LI OCEANS, Long Island Ovarian Cancer Education Advocacy Network Support.

Golfers and sponsors are invited to participate. Registration starts at 12:00 pm check in; shotgun start begins at 1:00 p.m.
The price is 150.00 per player which includes; 18 hole golf tournament, motorized cart, barbecue lunch, buffet dinner, 2 hour premium open bar, gift bag, fun and more.

Tee off for Teal is aimed at raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths among American women.

LI OCEANS is a grass roots, survivor led 501 c 3 Not-for-profit organization dedicated to the fight against ovarian and gynecologic cancers.

Every 7 minutes a woman is diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. Each year, approximately 83,700 U.S. women are diagnosed with a cancer of the reproductive organs. To date; There is no test available to detect ovarian cancer; therefore, diagnosis is usually made at a very advanced stage when the 5-year survival rate is only about 20-25%. This is unacceptable! Together with the medical community, Long Island OCEANS is committed to finding an early detection test.

“ OVARIAN CANCER does not discriminate. It strikes tens of thousands of women every year regardless of race or age and will claim over 16,000 women this year; more deaths than all other gynecologic cancers combined. LI OCEANS believes 1 is too many. Early detection testing is needed to improve the cure rate. 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. We must increase awareness by educating women, their families, and the healthcare community about the risks, symptoms and treatments of ovarian cancer. Until there’s a test word of mouth is best. LI OCEANS is committed to saving the lives of our Grandmother’s, Mother’s, Sisters, Daughters friends and neighbors. LI OCEANS is a beacon of hope for Ovarian and other gynecologic cancers.” Said Khrissy Lupinacci, Ovarian Cancer Survivor, advocate and Co-Founder of Long Island Oceans.

“ We are extremely honored and grateful to Russ Moran and the Indian Island Country Club for selecting Long Island OCEANS and our worthy cause for this years charity golf outing. In addition to raising money for research this event provides us with a platform to educate and advocate with the mission to eradicate this deadly disease. Our greatest asset in the fight against Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer is our caring community. “ Said Khrissy Lupinacci.

Together we can save lives.

To participate in this year’s event, as a Major Sponsor, Corporate Sponsor, Foursome, corporate team foursome, individual Golfer, Tee sponsor or a Dinner Guest, please call: Russ Moran at Indian Island Country Club, 661 Riverside Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901. 631. 727-0788

Donations needed for the Chinese auction/raffles.


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.