New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
Throughout the month of August, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will be featured in the highly coveted 10 Rockefeller Plaza showcase window. The space is being donated by EHE International, an historic preventative healthcare company, dedicated to proactive health care management. The eye-catching window display, designed in partnership with Stephen Pannone of designojo, presents colorful flip-flops symbolizing women’s footsteps, in a ratio that denotes the alarmingly low ovarian cancer survival rate beyond five years.
“The five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with the disease is only 44%. The associated impacts on families and communities make ovarian cancer More Than a Woman’s Disease®. We thank EHE International for affording NOCC the opportunity to increase awareness, which is essential to saving lives,” comments David Barley, CEO of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.
Termed “the silent killer,” ovarian cancer continues to be the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers, affecting 1 in 72 women in their lifetime. There is no screening test for the disease, and it is undetected by a Pap test. The symptoms can be vague, and mimic those of unrelated conditions. As a result, most cases are diagnosed in later stages of the disease when the prognosis is poor.
Symptoms of ovarian cancer can include: bloating or sudden weight gain, persistent pelvic or abdominal pain or pressure, trouble eating or feeling full quickly, and feeling the need to urinate urgently or often. Helping to raise awareness about these signs and symptoms is integral to the mission of the NOCC. Where awareness exists, so does hope.
In that spirit, the window also features the PSA entitled, “Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer,” with Valisia LeKae, Grammy and Tony Award Nominated Broadway Star, NOCC National Spokesperson, and Ovarian Cancer Survivor. The video, provided by Mount Sinai’s Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Program, highlights the importance of knowing your risk as a key to prevention.
Also highlighted is the NOCC’s Run/Walk signature fundraising event, hosted by more than 20 offices nationwide in September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. These, and other events throughout the year, support the NOCC’s ongoing efforts to promote research, raise awareness, and provide education about ovarian cancer, which can lead to earlier detection and higher survival rates.
“EHE International is proud to support the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s efforts to raise awareness about ovarian cancer,” said Deborah McKeever, President of EHE International. “Together, we hope to spread awareness and promote education about this insidious disease, and help save lives.”
About the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Since its inception in 1995, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), a designated 501(c)3 organization, has been committed to raising awareness about ovarian cancer, and providing support, education, and hope for women affected by the disease, and their families. The NOCC remains steadfast in its mission to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors. For more information, please visit http://www.ovarian.org.
About EHE International
EHE International is celebrating over 100 years as the recognized leader in preventive medicine with the release of a new book, 100 Years of Preventive Health: The History of EHE International. Established in 1913, EHE International is America’s largest and most experienced preventive medicine specialist and the preferred choice among employers for the prevention and early detection of disease and associated risk factors. For more information, contact EHE International, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10020; 212.332.3700; visit http://www.eheintl.com.