Join us for coffee and a light breakfast at Beverly Park
and STEP UP for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in honor of Caitlin
Donations are optional but always GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Registration is not required, but very helpful so we can bring enough food.
- When? -
September 10, 2023
09:30 am - 11:30 am
Arrive early to get a free T-shirt while supplies last!
Join us for a coffee and light breakfast at Beverly Park.
We won't have a designated hill hike this year, but please come mingle with friends/neighbors and enjoy the morning.
- Where? -
Beverly Park,18801 Beverly Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Come join friends and neighbors to learn about the symptoms of ovarian cancer and how you can become an advocate by simply wearing a shirt! The shirts have the symptoms of ovarian cancer on the back. Anytime you wear it, you become a "human billboard" and help to educate others.
The more the merrier at our free event, so share this link with family, friends and neighbors. If you are able to 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.
- DID YOU KNOW? -
This year, about 20,000 people will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 13,000 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). 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 (LGSOC). Funds raised will be directly supporting 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 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering.