The key to early diagnosis is AWARENESS.
Each year at the annual Florida Gynecologic Cancers 5K & 10K Run / Walk™ we unite families, friends, and the community to raise awareness about early detection and prevention of Ovarian and Cervical Cancer and the risk associated with HPV and PCOS.
Break The SILENCE!
No female should die from preventable cancer. Early detection matters.
SURVIVORS SUPPORT SERVICES
The purpose of this service as long as funds are available is to provide assistance that helps improve the quality of lives of those afflicted by gynecologic cancer. Examples are (co-payment, transportation, prescription assistant, supportive care, and other out-of-pocket health care costs).
NOTE: To qualify for this service, you will need to complete the “Survivors Support Services Form”. After we receive this form, you will receive an email with instructions.
Each year new survivors or fighter receive our Teal We Heal Care Kit delivered directly to the home or hospital where the patient receiving care. We believe no female should face gynecologic cancer alone. For a list of available support groups in your area, please click HERE.
EDUCATION & PREVENTION
The first workshop focuses on the Epidemic of HPV and its relation to cervical cancer.
During the workshop, female students will participate in lectures, activities, and circle discussions. The goal of this workshop is to have the youth themselves modify behaviors that can increase their risk of HPV acquisition and transmission. According to the CDC 4 out of 5 females currently have HPV and about 80% of females by the age of 50 will have this virus. Our young women are our future, and no female should die from preventable cancer.
Stigma is SHAME. Shame causes silence. Silence hurts us all.
The second part of the workshop focuses on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) & Ovarian Cancer known as the “Silent Killer”.
During the workshop, female students will participate in lectures, activities, and circle discussions. The goal of this workshop is to inform females about the warning signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer and the risk associated with PCOS.
Also, women with PCOS will learn why nutrition has such a strong connection to the hormonal underpinnings of their condition and how to make the necessary dietary changes that will help to alleviate their struggles with its symptoms. Changing what they eat can put them on the path to being symptom-free.