Step Up Horns Up for Ovarian Cancer
We've joined the Step Up America for Ovarian Cancer Campaign
by STAAR Ovarian Cancer
for our 2nd Walk to the Captial for
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September 25, 2022
9:00 am - check-in
9:30 - Welcome, T-shirts (for the first 200 students)
arrive early to get a free T-shirt while supplies last
10:00 - walk begins
We will meet on the Tower South Lawn (302 Inner Campus Dr), walk down University Dr. toward the capital. Once on the south steps of the capital, we will take a group picture and then come back to campus.
Come join other students to learn about the symptoms of ovarian cancer and why young women need to be educated about the symptoms and how you can become an advocate by simply wearing a shirt. Anytime you wear it, you become a "human billboard" and help educate others.
The event is FREE,
donations are optional (but always greatly appreciated)
The more the merrier at our free event so share this link with friends and alumni. If you are able to donate, or if your organization can donate, great! But, please come even if you are unable to donate at this time. Our biggest goal is for everyone to gather together to learn about ovarian cancer and its symptoms.
*We are still working on getting a food truck to park around the capital or a discount at a local place so we can all buy food and visit after the walk.
Register for the event TODAY!
- DID YOU KNOW? -
This year, over 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 14,000 women will die from it. Sadly, there is not a screening or early detection test available. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are subtle and often overlooked, which results in only 20 percent of ovarian tumors being detected before they have progressed to an advanced stage.
Every year, women of all ages are affected by ovarian cancer, especially the rare form low-grade serous ovarian cancer (which disproportionately affects younger women). Many of the younger women affected by LGSOC are in their 20s and 30s, so all college-aged women need to know the symptoms. Sadly, many doctors often misdiagnose young women with other issues like gastrointestinal issues. Women need to know the symptoms so they can advocate for themselves when something doesn't seem right.
The lack of screening tests and limited research for ovarian cancer adds to the importance of not only educating women about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, but the need to raise funding for research in order to help give these women better treatment options and longer lives.
STAAR Ovarian Cancer Foundation has created the Step Up America for Ovarian Cancer Campaign to raise awareness and funding for research, especially for the rare subtype, Low-Grade Serous Carcinoma (LGSC). Funds raised will be directly used for ovarian cancer research. STAAR is governed and run 100% by a volunteer board and committee members, half of whom are women previously diagnosed with LGSC. Since 2020, STAAR has provided funds for two research projects at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, with the most recent contribution totaling $150,000!