Picnic in the Park

by Erin Rawson and Ashley Ogren




Ashley and I are on a mission to raise funding for much needed research for our cancer, low grade serous carcinoma, which is a subtype of Ovarian cancer.  We met through the LGSC support group on facebook.  When the opportunity for fundraising through STAAR became available, it was an automatic "yes! We are in!" from both of us.  We invite you and your family and friends to our event below. This is a free event with opportunities to make a donation which will help advance research and development of effective treatments. In result, this could prolong the lives of women affected by this cancer. 

Saturday, September 17th 11:30-1:30

Meadowbrook Park

Main Pavilion

9101 Nall Ave

Prairie Village, KS 66207

entertainment, food, and education about LGSC symptoms

donations happily accepted through this webpage


Erin and Ashley


This year, over 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 14,000 women will die. There is no screening or early detection test available. Symptoms are subtle which results in only 20 percent of ovarian tumors being detected before they have progressed to an advanced stage.

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.

Every year, women of all ages are affected by ovarian cancer, especially the rare form low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSC) which disproportionately affects younger women. The lack of screening tests and limited research for ovarian cancer adds to the importance of educating women about the symptoms of ovarian cancer and the need to raise funding for research, to help give these young women better treatment options and longer lives.  

Funds raised will support 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 contributed to funding two research project at MD Anderson Cancer Center with the most recent funding a LGSC research study for $150,000. 

What you can do now:

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