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.
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:
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Awareness Partners!
Thanks for all you do!
Advisory Committee 2015:
Anne Frances Bleecker, Chair
Dr. Fran Welch
Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce
–FDA Approves New Drug for Ovarian Cancer
–Dog Sniffs out Ovarian Cancer
–Attacking Women’s Cancer, 2011
–Toward Earlier Detection of Ovarian Cancer, 2009
–New Mouse Model Finds Two Genes behind most Severe Ovarian Cancer
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.