O is for Ovarian Cancer

Last year, almost one year ago right now, my friend Sam was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer.  She’s a really amazing person – I knew this well before she was diagnosed.

What is most amazing about Sam is the amount of work she has done in the local (Philadelphia) area to raise awareness of ovarian cancer among younger women like her.  Because of her connections to her climbing gym, to Phillyknitters, and to the LJ community, she’s been able to get a lot of young women thinking about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.  She’s been instrumental in getting many women I know to go in for regular gynecological exams.

Later this year, Sam will be doing a benefit climb in Utah for the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation.  She’s trying to raise $7000 in donations.  If you know a woman who has had ovarian cancer, I urge you to donate any amount you can to Sam’s cause.  If you know a woman who might get ovarian cancer, I urge you to donate any amount you can to Sam’s cause.  If you know a woman who has had endometrial or uterine cancer, I urge you to donate any amount you can to Sam’s cause.  Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. 

Team Bury The DragonPlease help Sam raise this money – for her, for me, and for all the women and men out there who are touched in some way by these diseases.  Click on the button, follow the link, and give what you can today. 

And after you do that, come back here, and read about some of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and explore a whole website on understanding ovarian cancer.  Then go call your doctor and schedule your annual gynecological exam if you’re due or overdue for one.

 

One thought to “O is for Ovarian Cancer”

  1. I just had my annual check-up a few weeks ago- prompted by a reminder Sam made on her lj. Her cancer and her great attitude about it certainly did make many of us more aware of this disease.

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