Thursday, September 17, 2009
NJ's "super" Super Luncheon
Today I attended the Super Luncheon in NJ. The luncheon was sponsored by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) which raises funds for ovarian cancer research.
Survivors and advocates from throughout the state were invited to Drumthwacket, the Governor's mansion for a luncheon . Gov Corzine was not available to attend the luncheon and missed a wonderful event. There were a number of state representatives and state Senators in attendance including Barbara Buono from my district. Susan Bass Levin , ovarian cancer survivor and former Dept of Community Affairs Commissioner and current Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of NY and NJ spoke about her cancer experience , OCRF and the good work done by the "TEAL" organizations in the state to raise awareness and funds for research. We watched a short film from OCRF and then heard my gyn-onc, Dr Lorna Rodriguez, talk about the lastest in OC research and the clinical trials that are ongoing at CINJ. L'Oreal provided gift bags containing Hope cosmetics , a book mark and an OCRF band.
It was wonderful that so many survivors , advocates and representatives from Ovarian Cancer organizations in the state (many of whom are my friends) got to meet each other and celebrate the Ovarian Cancer awareness that has increased across the state. Now for a cure!
Every Day is a Blessing! Today I was blessed to be in the company of so many wonderful women whose mission is to find a screening test and a cure for OC.