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Comedy for a Cause

Are you a lady? Do you love the ladies? Do you have a mother?

Come on out to Dyer Street bar on July 30th, 2012 at 8pm for a fundraising event to help find a cure for Ovarian Cancer. One of our colleagues recently lost a friend to this devastating disease, and is now hoping that with the help of the comedy going community we can raise awareness and financial support to put towards research for a sadly lesser known female cancer.

Tickets are $5 at the door, and ages 21+ are welcome.

Should you want to educate yourself please visit the links below. Also, please take the time to read about Christi’s friend and the way their friends are still fighting back.

Should you want to join the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s “Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer”, the link is below as well.

“Kelli and I met in college.  We were both involved with the union program council and the same tailgating group at LSU.  We reconnected years later thanks to facebook, and not long after, she was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer at 27 years old.  She was given a year to live at the time of her diagnosis.  She immediately took the opportunity to spread the word about this much ignored disease.  She began a blog called What Comes After C (http://wcac.tumblr.com/) that chronicled her battle.  Her attitude was so inspiring.  She refused to spend too much time feeling sorry for herself.  She focused on what she could do with whatever time she had left, making a bucket list to complete with the idea that when she completed that one, she would start a new one.  She tried modern medicine, a healing nun, and finally in her last several months, holistic treatments.  Three years later, at 30 years old (this was only on May 1st) she succumbed to this disease.  Reading her daily thoughts helped me realize that stressing over the little things in my life was almost insulting,  when she was facing death and could be positive.  The more research I have done the more I have realized how little the average woman knows about this killer.  Breast cancer gets a whole month, and a lot of media coverage, but we are never educated about ovarian cancer.  It’s just not as sexy, and the symptoms are so hard to detect.  It’s really important that women learn what symptoms to watch for and have the courage to question when a doctor writes off their worries.  If your body does not feel right, get a second opinion.  It’s worth every dollar.  I have set the fundraising goal for my team, “Kel’s Belles” at $10,000 and I fully believe it is attainable.  The walk that we are participating is the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s “Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer”.

Join the team: http://nocc.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1021557&team=5081112  

The organization we are working with is the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – http://www.ovarian.org/

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