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Begun from a small donation by a friend of the Center for Women who died of ovarian cancer, Lowcountry Women With Wings has historically concentrated its efforts on raising awareness of this disease, which is the deadliest among gynecologic cancers. While ovarian cancer awareness will always be part of our programming, we believe it is important to address the wide variety of health concerns facing women. In an effort to broaden the dialogue and increase our community’s comprehensive awareness, this year, we expanded our focus to include all cancers originating in the female reproductive organs, including the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva.

It is our goal to educate and to advocate for access to care, information and funded research on behalf of these important and often overlooked diseases. Through collaboration with survivors, patients and experts in the field, we aim to cultivate a community that educates others, supports and uplifts those in need, and, ultimately, advances the narrative on women’s health.

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WEAR TEAL day

 

 

 

 

Join us on Tues, September 27th, 2016 for our ‘Wear TEAL’ day!!

 

 

 

In 2015, it was estimated that 98,280 women would be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer and some 30,440 will die from the disease.

Here are the statistics for 2015:

Estimated
new cases
Estimated
deaths
Cervical cancer 12,340 4,030
Ovarian cancer 21,290 14,180
Uterine cancer 54,870 10,170
Vaginal cancer 4,070 910
Vulvar cancer 5,150 1,080

 

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. In partnership with local volunteers and advocates across Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties, Lowcountry Women with Wings is participating in “Turn the Towns Teal”, a national campaign to bring awareness to these important diseases. Be on the lookout in your community for teal décor, informational handouts and volunteers who are working to educate all of us so that we can identify the warning signs and learn to be our own advocates!

 
 

Lunch Bunch

This is an informal group specific to ovarian cancer who meet once a month for lunch to talk, support each other and to meet new patients. Lowcountry Lunch Bunch meetings are the fourth Saturday of each month. We meet for lunch at various restaurants throughout Charleston.
Contact: Sue Henderlite for more information Phone (843) 881-3232 Email: hen_eyes@hotmail.com

 Help Keep A Sister Alive

 
 

 

2016 CofC Health Fair

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Freshfields Sign Kiawah Booth

 

Our Awareness Partners!

Thanks for all you do!

 
 

Advisory Committee 2015:

Anne Frances Bleecker, Chair

Diane Agapour

Mary Peters

Monica Scott

Sue Sommer-Kressse

Dr. Fran Welch

Linda White

Lauren Whiteside

Nikki Wood

Sonya Wyatt

Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce


 

Resources:

SC Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
American Heart Association, Lowcountry
Lowcountry Women’s Specialist
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Susan G. Komen Foundation, Lowcountry

 

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TEAL
Gynecologic Cancers
(Including Ovarian)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Lowcountry Women with Wings, please contact Ali Titus, Awareness and Advocacy Manager at Ali@C4Women.org or 843-763-7333×205.

 

World Cancer Day Image Found at: Cancersigns.biz