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Why is it that we don't hear about gynecologic cancers?
It seems as though the media will occasionally cover cervical and ovarian cancer, but we almost never hear about endometrial and vulvar cancers, or gestational trophoblastic disease. Why don't we hear the stories of the courageous women who are battling these diseases? Why isn't there a Race for the Cure for Gynecologic Cancer? Let's make some changes!
NOCC/Pittsburgh and Magee-Women's Hospital are sponsoring an evening class that focuses on meditation and visualization. Karen Cooper will teach the visualization focussing on the abdominal area.
Classes are free and will start at 6:30 PM in the 4th floor Womens Cancer Clinic lobby. This will be an ongoing program, and available every other Tuesday, beginning January 29, 2002 at 6:30 pm. You will be called in the event of a cancellation due to snow or outside emergency.
For more information email Karen Bowers firstname.lastname@example.org
A campaign to encourage the Postal Service to create an Ovarian Awareness Postal Stamp was started in April of 2001, by Carolyn Benivegna, President and Founder of the S.W. Florida division of NOCC. The following is a sample letter you can use to support her effort. Please feel free to modify it in any way you wish or add a "personal story", which is often beneficial. According to the Postal brochure it takes the postal service 2-3 years to decide on a new stamp. So feel free to write at least once a year and remind them of your interest in this proposal.
Like to see more accurate coverage of gynecologic cancers on network television? Contact the Big Three:
Revlon sponsors a Run/Walk in New York and Los Angeles. Although the title is Revlon Run/Walk for Womens Cancer, only breast and ovarian cancer is sponsored. Contact The Entertainment Industry Foundation at (818) 760-7722 and ask them to include all womens cancers at next year's Revlon Run/Walk. You can also contact The Davis Group, the events management firm that handles the Run/Walk for Revlon at (310) 393-6344. (Neither group invites e-mail.)
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