Bringing light to all gynecologic cancers
On behalf of Long Island OCEANS, we are asking for your support of our 2nd Annual Wave of Hope Gala which will be held on Nov.2, 2006 at the beautiful Giorgioï¿½s Restaurant and Catering overlooking the Fox Hill Golf Course in Baiting Hollow, N.Y.
Every 7 minutes a woman is diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. To date; There is no test available to detect ovarian cancer; therefore, diagnosis is usually made at a very advanced stage when the 5-year survival rate is only about 25%. This is unacceptable!Â Together with the medical community, Long Island OCEANS is committed to finding an early detection test.
Long Island OCEANS is proud to announce the donation of $25,000 to several medical research projects right here on Long Island from the proceeds from our first annual gala. Together we are making waves!
Long Island OCEANS is a grassroots support and advocacy organization, which was established in 2004.Â It is comprised of women living with ovarian and gynecologic cancers.Â Our mission is to promote awareness through education, advocacy and support to the women of our community.Â We are committed to increasing awareness in order to save lives.
OVARIAN CANCER does not discriminate. It strikes tens of thousands of women every year regardless of race or age and will claim over 16,000 women this year; more deaths than all other gynecologic cancers combined.Â Early detection testing is needed to improve the cure rate.
This is where we need your help.Â We are seeking donations for our Chinese, Silent and Live Auctions.Â These can be in the form of monetary donations, goods, jewelry, vacations, golf or fishing outings, ball games, dinners, shows, gift certificates or any service you are able to donate.Â Your generous donation will be acknowledged in our Gala Program.Â Attached, please find the information about Corporate Sponsorships and Underwriting Opportunities, which are available.
We ask you to help us raise awareness of this deadly disease.Â An early detection test is essential. Please join us in our fight to save our mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and friends from this deadly diagnosis.
Long Island OCEANS is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
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