Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, in part because the symptoms are so vague. It was diagnosed in more than 21,000 woman in the United States in 2009 and killed more than 15,000. Although ovarian cancer is a relatively rare disease, it touches many lives - husbands, children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends.
Unfortunately, due to its subtle symptoms and rarity, most women know little or nothing about ovarian cancer. Due to the almost silent nature of its symptoms, it is said that ovarian cancer whispers. This makes it all the more important for all of us to know what to listen for and how to listen.
girlygirl P.A.R.T.S. (Pre-screening Awareness Required To Silence...Ovarian Cancer) is a foundation founded by Jill Di-Tommaso, a Sandwich resident and Ovarian Cancer survivor and her friend Laura Smith. They have organized a 5K Walk that will take place in Sandwich every September, to raise awareness and funds dedicated to finding an early screening test and a cure for Ovarian Cancer.
The Soul Sisters foundation is a group of 19 women from the Kingston MA area who are dedicated to raising awareness and money in the fight against Ovarian Cancer and other critical women’s health issues.
Heart of Stone has chosen to partner with girlygirly P.A.R.T.S. and The Soul Sisters by donating the profits from this one-size fits all cuff bracelet, with the symbolic Teal Bead to their fundraisers, the proceeds of which go directly to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. You can choose to have your donation directed to either foundation thru the drop down menu in the options below.
I wear this bracelet in memory of Connie Phillips, a friend who was cruelly taken from her family three years ago by this disease. Connie was a smart, stylish, savvy woman and a nurse, yet even she didn't recognize her symptoms until it was much too late. Your purchase of this bracelet will help us fight this fight and save women's lives.
For more information about girlygirl P.A.R.T.S. and the 2nd Annual 5K race, check out their websites here: www.girlygirlparts.com; for information about the Soul Sisters, their website is www.SoulSisterFoundation.org.