Wednesday, September 26, 2012

An All Teal Weekend

Chicago in Teal for the NOCC Teal Lights Celebration. Photo credit: Sarah Jones Design
It was a full weekend for Ovarian Cancer Awareness - much celebrating of life and spreading the word.
NOCC Chapter Coordinator Karen Young, ABC 7 Stacy Baca, Miss Illinois USA, Ashley Hooks, NOCC Chapter Manager, Jennifer Sloan. Photo credit: Sarah Jones Design
Friday, Sept 21st Chicago was bathed in teal lights for the NOCC Teal Lights Celebration and Fundraiser. ABC's Stacy Baca was the emcee for the evening which featured keynote speaker Miss Illinois USA, Ashley Hooks. As a daughter of a recently diagnosed ovarian cancer patient, Miss Hooks has added ovarian cancer awareness to her platform for her reign. “For my mom's sake and for the sake of all women, we all can contribute to the cause by educating ourselves and our loved ones on how to be more proactive with our gynecological health, so that we live longer, fuller and healthier lives.", shared Miss Hooks. As Ashley travels throughout her reign, she will touch many lives and be an effective spokesperson for awareness.
Know Your Body Raffle Prize
Chasen A Cure at the Health in the Heights

Health in the Heights was held Saturday, Sept 22nd at the Arlington Height Memorial Library. The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Committee welcomed  Chasen A Cure for Ovarian Cancer to spread the word on ovarian cancer and to Know Your Body. Exchanging  stories with those who's lives had been touched by ovarian cancer along with sharing facts with those who needed to be In the Know, made it a worthwhile event for Ovarian Cancer month.  Thanks to NOCC, the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry and Teal Toes for all of the awareness takeaway information as well as sponsor Visual Enterprise Systems, Inc.

Team Chasen A Cure Photo credit: Cheryl Harston Johnson
Team Chasen A Cure Photo credit: Cheryl Harston Johnson

The FamiliesROC Walk was held on a beautiful Sunday, Sept 23 and it was a beautiful showing by Team Chasen A Cure. A fabulous gathering of survivors and families, once again raised research funds for the Siteman Cancer Center.

All of these wonderful events and there is still more time to spread the word. Keep wearing your teal!

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