Please join us at Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon for the 6th Annual Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer℠ on September 22, 2012 to help break the silence on ovarian cancer.
During September, which is designated by the President of the United States, as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Long Island (LI) Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) will be holding it’s 6th Annual Walk to “Break the Silence” on ovarian cancer. Formed in 2006, our LI Chapter, comprised of 100% volunteers, serves the entire Long Island area. The walk to “Break the Silence”, is the largest awareness event for the NOCC nationwide, organized by local chapter volunteers. This event celebrates our survivors, remembers those we’ve lost to ovarian cancer and increases awareness about ovarian cancer.
Why is this event important for NY and LI?
We need your help to save the 15,500 American women who die each year of ovarian cancer. Did you know that 1 in 71 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer? Of the 22,280 women who will be diagnosed this year, statistically, only 46% will survive beyond 5 years. New York ranks third in the nation for the most ovarian cancer deaths, with Long Island being shown as a hot spot. There are currently no early detection tests for ovarian cancer. Most cases are diagnosed in their later stages when the prognosis is very poor. If diagnosed and treated early, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. Therefore, it is imperative that the signs and symptoms of the disease are recognized, not only by women, but also by their families, friends and the medical community.
Proudly sponsored by the New York Islanders
Please register online by 9/16 to reserve your T-Shirt www.nocc.kintera.org/longislandny
Belmont Lake State Park
North Babylon, New York
Registration opens at 9:30 am
Bring the whole family, games for all ages provided by the New York Islander Ice Tour!