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Niagara goes teal for ovarian cancer awareness

by jmaloni

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Tue, Aug 12th 2014 11:05 am

WNY Ovarian Cancer Project hosts second annual event

An unusual site will be seen in the Niagara region Friday, Sept. 5. WNY Ovarian Cancer Project is hosting a premier fundraising event called "Teal Niagara Falls - Teal the World" at the Top of the Falls Restaurant in Niagara Falls State Park. Niagara Falls will be colored teal to generate funds for ovarian cancer awareness programs and survivorship services.

"Lighting Niagara Falls teal delivers this vital message with high-profile drama," said Kathleen Maxian, president of the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project.

The celebration includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, silent auction and basket raffle. During this event, organizers will honor Congressman Brian Higgins for his commitment and support to the cancer community with their inaugural "Hope" award.

Those interested in attending the event can purchase tickets at www.wnyovariancancerproject.com/Special_Events.html.

Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic cancer and a leading cause of cancer-related death in women. The survival rate has barely improved in 40 years, since the "War on Cancer" was declared. Due to the lack of an early detection test, less than 15 percent of ovarian cancer is diagnosed early, when it is most treatable. For this reason, increased awareness and advocacy is critical.

The WNY Ovarian Cancer Project is a designated 501(c) 3 private, nonprofit and partner member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, which promotes saving lives through early detection and improved treatment outcomes. In addition to community outreach and education, the WNYOCP provides advocacy, resources and support for throughout Western New York.

For more information, visit www.wnyovariancancerproject.com/.

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