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Turn the Tiles Teal: Get Your Mahj On and Raise Money for Ovarian Cancer

by Karen Turbidy

Supporting: Step Up America for Ovarian Cancer for STAAR Ovarian Cancer Foundation

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AN EVENING OF MAHJONG, MINGLING, LITE BITES AND BUBBLY

Whether you have played 100 games or have never played at all, please join me on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m. for a fun evening of mahjong (or just mingling after being away all summer) as you help raise much needed funds for researching treatments that may ultimately cure ovarian cancer.

Two years ago, I received a call from a dear college friend telling me she had just been diagnosed with Stage III low-grade serous ovarian cancer, a rare subtype of ovarian cancer. As I listened to her, the words that stood out were "high recurrence," "limited treatment options," and "chemo resistant." While my mind spiraled into panic, my amazingly strong friend said, "No way!!! This disease will not beat me. I'm going to show this disease who's boss!!!" And she is on the path to doing just that.

Nicole is the brain and the powerhouse behind the national "Step Up for Ovarian Cancer" campaign. She is on a mission to raise $200,000 in September, which is ovarian cancer awareness month. I am honored to chair the first annual event in Central Houston by hosting an evening of mahjong, lite bites and bubbly.

LET'S HELP FUND A TREATMENT AND FIND A CURE!!!

Toque Event Space

2025 Post Oak Blvd.

September 27th, 2022

6:30-9:30(ish)

$100/person entry fee paid by using the "Make a Donation" link above

OR

 $150 if you'd like to participate in the Heads or Tails competition ($200 if you'd like to improve your odds)

If you want to specify the four people you'd like to play with, please email me the names at [email protected]

Free Teal T-Shirt While Supplies Last


DID YOU KNOW?  

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:


Join my Event   *  Create a New Event/Team  *  Donate to our Cause  *  Become a National or Local Sponsor



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