SLOCA Announces National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Events
St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA) is inviting St. Louisans to support events and activities planned to observe National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September:
Tuesday, September 2nd –Cookie Baking for Survivors
Friday, September 5th –Turn It Teal at Kiener Plaza
Saturday, September 6th –Steps to Ovarian Cancer Survivorship
Thursday, September 11th – Teal Toes for SLOCA
Saturday, September 20th –Fourth Annual Trivia Night to Benefit SLOCA
Sunday, September 21st –Families Run for Ovarian Cancer Annual ROC STAR 5K
Sunday, September 28th –Rise ‘n Shine, Yoga for SLOCA
Board Elects New President
Lisa Sienkiewicz, a longtime member of SLOCA’s board, has been elected president of the organization for a two-year term.
She replaces Beth Hudson, who retired as president after serving three years. Beth will remain on the board as immediate past president.
The board also elected Michele Pechauer as Vice President-Communications to replace Jan Paul, who retire; and Cary Renz as Vice President-Education, replacing Lisa Sienkiewicz. Also elected as member at large was Donna Dombrowski.
Lisa Sienkiewicz has been Vice President-Education since SLOCA reorganized its board last year as part of a strategic plan. She has been a SLOCA volunteer since 2006, and served on the board as its marketing chairperson for several years.
Living Out Loud Gala Grosses $179,000
The April 5th Living Out Loud Gala & Auction, benefiting St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness, grossed $179,000. More than 350 people attended.
The event was held at the Edward Jones Corporate Headquarters in Des Peres. The theme was Life is Your Symphony ... Live it Out Loud.
The Gala is SLOCA's single biggest fundraiser. The money raised is used to fund grants for ovarian cancer research and to support SLOCA’s educational programs and community awareness outreach.
A big factor in the success of the event was the generosity of our sponsors. The total amount of sponsorships increased this year to $70,000, from about $40,000 in 2013.
Pictured above is SLOCA Past President Grace Katzenberger (center) receiving the Teal Spirit Award from President Beth Hudson (left) and Executive Director Christine Krueger (right).
Life is Your Symphony ... Live it Out Loud
Lisa Sienkiewicz: Cancer Diagnosis Led to Advocacy Work
This first-person story is the fifth in a series by ovarian cancer survivors, written in observance of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
I am a 6-year survivor of Stage 1 endometrial and Stage 1 ovarian cancers. I am the fourth woman in my family to receive a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
Diagnosis and treatment for my cancers began with a D&C/ablation for out-of-control bleeding. The endometrial cancer was recognized at that time, causing me to undergo a hysterectomy. MORE
Read more stories of ovarian cancer survivors.
Life Is Your Canvas…
...Live It Out Loud! Watch our stories and share this message with your friends. Video produced by SLOCA volunteers.
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