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OVCARE Supports World Ovarian Cancer Day

Across the globe, ovarian cancer is diagnosed annually in nearly a quarter of a million women and is responsible for 140,000 deaths each year. It is estimated there are 17,000 women living with this disease in Canada with 2,600 diagnosed each year – more than 300 here in our province.

Statistics show that just 45% of women with ovarian cancer are likely to survive for five years compared to up to 89% of women with breast cancer. Ovarian cancer is the most fatal women’s cancer.

World Ovarian Cancer Day Events

On May 8th, 2013, OVCARE joined with Ovarian Cancer Canada and 18 countries for the first World Ovarian Cancer Day. Now in the second year, we want to gain momentum and raise greater awareness of risks, symptoms and prevention.

Vancouver

In addition to asking municipalities to sign proclamations and engage our community partners, Ovarian Cancer Canada Pacific Region will host an event in Vancouver’s downtown core over the lunch hour. The event is anticipated to attract more than 200 participants and media coverage.

Date:          Thursday May 8, 2014
Time:         11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:  North Plaza, Art Gallery of Vancouver, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC

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Partners:

BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Coastal Health UBC Faculty of Medicine BC Cancer Foundation VGH/UBC