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You Are Cordially Invited To:
Ovarcome Gala: 2016

Ovar The Moon: Goes Gatsby!

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Hotel Sorella, City Centre: 800 Sorella Ct., Houston, TX 77024
 

Benefitting & Honoring: Women Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer

 

HONORING

 

Dr. Margaret Foti

CEO, American Association For Cancer Research

Gala Executive Producer: Jerri Moore
Auctions Chair: Zory Ernull
Decorations Chair: Lynnsey Tirey  
Gala Media Director: Scylla Lopez

 

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OVARCOME - Overcoming Cancer: Celebrating Life!

Founded in 2012, Ovarcome Non-Profit, Inc. is a global ovarian cancer foundation inspired by the simple philosophy of support, love, and a celebration of life. We would like to cordially invite you to our 2nd Annual Gala on Saturday May 21, 2016, in support of women who are valiantly battling the scourge of ovarian cancer.

 

Our goal for this gala is to raise funds for our core objectives in 2016:

  • Support and fund breakthrough ovarian cancer research in search of a cure
  • Expand our financial support programs for underprivileged women undergoing ovarian cancer treatment
  • Increase the number of women′s cancer awareness and educational outreach efforts
  • Expand our grassroots international efforts

 

We need your invaluable support to reach our goal to raise funds for our programs from Ovar The Moon: Goes Gatsby!

We are planning a stellar evening of delightful dining and entertainment and look forward to having you join us in Overcoming Cancer - Celebrating Life! On behalf of Ovarcome, we sincerely thank you for your support to our cause and for your faith in our mission. Please feel free to contact us anytime - we look forward to hearing from you! Thank you for making a much needed difference. Last year, more than 200 distinguished guests attended to celebrate our 2nd Annual Gala. Guests enjoyed a night of fun, food and friends for a deserving cause, and to support our mission to raise global awareness, to fund research in search of a cure, and to provide financial support to underprivileged women in the U.S. as well as developing nations in their valiant fight against ovarian cancer.

 

To sponsor our 2016 gala, or donate an item for silent auction, please explore the links above or email us!

 

2016 EVENT SPONSORS: TO DATE

Diamond Level Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

Gala Patrons

Gala Champions

Patrons: Table Sponsors

Jerri & Jim Moore

Dr. Priya & Ranjit Bhosale

Supryo & Runsi Sen

Survivor Table Sponsor

Supryo & Runsi Sen

Benefactors

Dr. Aparna & Dr. Ashish Kamat

Devina & Dilip Bhojwani

Buck Dodson & Kevin Alexander

Optimal Strategix Group

Dr. Diana Collins

Dr. Robert C. Bast & Blanche Bast

Betty & Craig White

Jaya Kamath

 
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quick facts

 

 

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common in women

 

Approximately 70% of women with ovarian cancer have extensive disease at the time of diagnosis

 

If diagnosed at the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 94%;

Ovarian cancer occurs more often after menopause than before and incidence increases dramatically with age.

 

Women who have never had children or whose first pregnancy occurred after age 35 are more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who have not.

 

Breast-feeding and taking birth control pills appear to reduce a woman's risk.

 

In general, the American Cancer Society recommends a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while limiting the amount of saturated fats for prevention of ovarian cancer

 

Some women may inherit a mutation of a gene (BRCA1 or BRCA2) from either their mother or father that increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer as well as breast cancer. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that normally suppress cell growth.

 

The rate at which women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer has been slowly falling over the past 20 years.

 

Family history can be a valuable indicator of higher risk for some women. One or more close relatives with ovarian cancer, or breast cancer at an early age could indicate an increase in your risk.

 
            
 
 
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