Sullivan Street Press Helps to Fund the Cure for Ovarian Cancer During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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In support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, Sullivan Street Press, Green E-Publisher, is donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales of the e-book Scags at 18 to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.

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All of us at Bakers Square were inspired by the stories of hope and courage the ladies of OChO shared with us. Many families are impacted by ovarian cancer so they are also the stories of our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends as well.

Sullivan Street Press, leading Green E-Publisher, donates one dollar from the sale of all e-book downloads of Scags at 18 to help find the cure for the silent killer of women--ovarian cancer. By teaming up with OChO (the Ovarian Cancer Help Organization) and Bakers Square, Sullivan Street Press has promised to fund research and awareness activities with each download of the novel Scags at 18.

Ovarian cancer, called the “silent killer" because of how difficult it is to screen for, has not received the kind of attention breast cancer has received, yet it is truly a deadly form of gynecologic cancer. According to the American Cancer Society it is estimated that 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer will be reported this year, and approximately 15,500 deaths will result from the disease.

In February 2012, Sullivan Street Press began hosting Lynda’s Page, a blog dedicated to the experiences of women who live with ovarian cancer. During the entire month of September (Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month) the page will detail the stories and results of the fund raising OChO will be carrying out in partnership with Bakers Square. Last year, this fund raising activity raised close to $13,000 which was given to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer to help fund a trial that may lead to a cure for the disease.

As Lynda has said often, “I don’t want to live with ovarian cancer, I want a cure so I can continue to live.” In support of this strong appeal, Sullivan Street Press decided to become a partner in this quest. When Scags at 18 was published on December 1, 2011, Sullivan Street Press decided to help by raising money and awareness.

Working with OChO and with the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, Sullivan Street Press continues with its stated mission statement to aid communities seeking to get their stories told.

As Justin Krause, Marketing Manager for Bakers Square has said: “All of us at Bakers Square were inspired by the stories of hope and courage the ladies of OChO shared with us. Many families are impacted by ovarian cancer so they are also the stories of our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends as well. They were stories that needed to be told.”

Sullivan Street Press donates $1.00 per copy sold of Scags at 18 to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. The price of Scags at 18 is $12.95, and no special codes or passwords are required for the sale to benefit the Foundation. Scags at 18 can only be purchased on the Sullivan Street Press web page and Facebook page in keeping with the green e-publishing spirit.

About Sullivan Street Press:

Founded 3 years ago, Sullivan Street Press entered the e-publishing domain to change the publishing paradigm. It recognized that for both financial and environmental reasons it was necessary to advocate for the rise of the e-book and the technology that makes all things digital possible. Responding to readers’ concerns, many of whom aren’t yet ready to commit to the e-book revolution, SSP began to have its books published in Print-on-Demand format on the Espresso Book Machine at McNally Jackson Books in New York City. Then it reached out to On Demand Books, the parent company of the Espresso Book Machine, to be included in their world wide system of Espresso Book Machines. In furtherance of the digital side of its publishing mission, the Scags Series is also available as in iPad app, powered by MAZ Digital. For more information on all the various ways in which Sullivan Street Press is using new technology to reduce pollution and waste in the publishing process, visit the website: http://www.sullivanstpress.com

About the Foundation for Women’s Cancer:

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer, formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation was founded by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) in 1991. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization dedicated to funding research and training, and ensuring education and public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early detection and optimal treatment.

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