Did you know that September is Gyn Cancer Awareness Month in the US? Gynecologic cancers include Ovarian Cervical, Vaginal, Vulvar, Endometrial/Uterine, Primary Peritoneal and Fallopian Tube cancers.
During September things can get really busy as the number of awareness events increases exponentially.
On Wednesday, September 11th the #gyncsm community, which I co-founded with Christina Lizaso, will celebrate the community's 6th Anniversary. Our topic will be The Breast and Ovarian Cancer Connection. Join us and a representative from the National Society of Genetic Counselors at 9pm Eastern Time.
This year there are a number of awareness and fundraising events in NJ that you can participate in.
I already mentioned the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Patient Education event on September 12thin the previous blog post. Check it out here.
There is an Education event sponsored by Summit Medical Group on September 7, 2019. For more info and to register call 908-277-8889 or sign up online at: summitmedicalgroup.com/events
As for walks I will be doing the Kaleidoscope of Hope Ovarian Cancer Foundations walk in Bradley Beach on September 28, 2019. They also hold a walk in Morristown ( Sept. 15) and Lyndhurst (Sept. 22) . Check their website ( https://kohnj.org/funded-research/) for research they have supported.
If you would like to donate to the walk please visit https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/2226659
The NJ Chapter of NOCC is joining the Downtown West Orange Alliance for the Mayor's 5 K and Walk. You can find more information at http://ovarian.org/component/events/event/955
The Teal Tea is holding Falling For Teal Fashion Show on Sept 22nd. You may find more info at https://www.tealtea.org/event-falling-for-teal-fashion-show .
Graceful Hope will be holding their 6th Annual benefit dinner to benefit Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ in Elizabeth on September 28th. See their Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/GRACEfulHope/
For my Central and South Jersey Friends , the Sandy Rollman Foundation is holding a number of events in September including an Ovarian Cancer Awareness night at the Phillies (9/12) , a General Hospital Philly events (9/14) and OvaryAct Gala (9/20). Please check their website for more information ( https://sandyovarian.org/ ).
Of course you can help raise awareness by hanging teal ribbons. See the Turn the Towns Teal website for how you can help ( https://www.turnthetownsteal.org/ ).
If you are holding an event in NJ to raise awareness or funds for research . Please let me know and I will update this post.
Every Day is a Blessing!