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.
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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.
Register for the bar crawl: https://bit.ly/3OGf1Dk
We’re getting Tipsy in Teal to find better treatment options for women with low-grade serous ovarian cancer. The funds we raise when we raise our glasses will go to STAAR Ovarian Cancer Foundation (a 501c3), the first U.S.-based charity dedicated to funding research for a rare type of ovarian cancer that tends to be more popular with younger women.
Tipsy in Teal was created by stage IV ovarian cancer badass Morgan Gaynor. She found out she had cancer when she was just 30 years old because she was single and wanted to put her eggs on ice. After 9+ hours of surgery and six rounds of intense chemotherapy, Morgan beat cancer and will be celebrating her 3rd cancerversary with a bar crawl on September 17, 2022. You can learn more about Morgan’s story at MorganBeatsCancer.com.
The Plan 2:00 pm: Check-in, get your t-shirt and swag, grab a drink and get ready for the ensuing awesomeness. 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm BAR CRAWL 6:30 pm: You get a STAAR for completing the crawl! You don’t have to go home but when you do, make sure it’s with a designated driver (Uber, Lyft, your mom, a cool friend that volunteered to go booze-free… we just care that it’s someone sober)!
Must be 21 or older to participate.
If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, email [email protected]
ABOUT STAAR OVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATION STAAR exists to fund life-saving research for women living with low-grade ovarian cancer. STAAR is the only US-based non-profit dedicated to this rare sub-type of ovarian cancer. STAAR is a 501(c)(3) public charity and donations in the US are tax-deductible. See less