Sunday, October 12, 2008

2008 Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course NYC 11/1/08

Last year, Nick and I attended this course and found it very informative.( From NJ it is a train ride and relatively easy walk cross town.) I've already registered for this year's course. Dr. Carol Brown, Memorial Sloan Kettering, who I met at the Good Day Street Talk shoot is participating.
Here is the info from the GCF:

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation is proud to present the
2008 Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course
Saturday, November 1
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
NYU Langone Medical Center
Farkas Auditorium
550 First Avenue at 31st Street
New York, New York

We are pleased to offer this FREE, full-day course for cancer survivors, friends, family members, and others. Leading experts in ovarian cancer will discuss the latest information about ovarian cancer research, treatment, and management. The course will also include panel discussions, questions and answer sessions, and the opportunity to meet, greet, and network with other survivors.
Register online today! Visit


Every Day is a Blessing.

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Ovarian Cancer National Alliance said...

Academy Award Winning Actress Kathy Bates Opens Up to OCNA about her Experience with Ovarian Cancer

A few weeks ago, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) had the opportunity to sit down with Academy Award winning actress Kathy Bates to listen as she told the tale -- for the first time publicly -- of her personal fight with ovarian cancer. The interview was very personal and in-depth and shares insights about how she was diagnosed with the disease. Additionally, Ms. Bates filmed a 30-second TV Public Service Announcement (PSA) about ovarian cancer and its symptoms, which launched in NYC Taxi Cabs during September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and is running on TV networks nationwide.

“OCNA recognizes the personal strength it took Kathy to talk publicly about her run-in with cancer,” says Karen Orloff Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer of OCNA. “We appreciate her willingness to share her story and be an advocate for the organization in its mission to educate women across the country about ovarian cancer.”

To view the OCNA Kathy Bates 5-minute interview clip and 30-second TV PSA, visit

“As an ovarian cancer survivor, I have decided to join forces with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance by sharing my story and helping educate women about one of the deadliest cancers affecting women today.” -- Kathy Bates

Raising awareness about ovarian cancer on a national and local level is essential because diagnosing the disease is difficult. The number of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in its early stages is so small that the survival rates continue to be low. In more than 30 years since the War on Cancer was declared, ovarian cancer mortality rates have not significantly improved. About 22,000 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008 and about 15,000 women will die from the disease.

If interested in learning more about the Kathy Bates interview and PSA or would like copies to share with your community, please contact Faryl Greller, Director of Communications & Marketing, at OCNA by phone at 202.331.1332, ext. 307 or email at