Throughout August, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is being featured in the highly coveted 10 Rockefeller Plaza showcase window in New York. The space is being donated by EHE International, a historic preventive health-care 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 5 years.
“The 5-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, Chief Executive Officer of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.
“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.”
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.
Helping to raise awareness about these signs and symptoms is integral to the mission of the NOCC.
For more information, please visit www.ovarian.org. ■