Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance Teal Trot 2018 - (L to R) - Julie Moore, Heather Prouty, Dawn Good, Tanya Morea, Emilia Trejos-Welchel, Adriana Welchel, Lucas Comora; (front row)- Clara Trejos, Juliana Welchel. Liliana Welchel (stroller).
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Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance

History: Some of the best conversations happen at a dining room table. This was the case more than two decades ago when the idea to educate people about ovarian cancer – a devastating disease that affects more than 600 Georgian women annually — first surfaced. But what started out as a survivors’ support group has turned into an outreach program that provides critical information.

Did you know: Although ovarian cancer is often misdiagnosed, chances of survival increase with early detection. Ovarian cancer is a growth of abnormal malignant cells that begins in the ovaries, a woman’s reproductive glands that produce eggs.

Its motto: “To increase awareness and educate women, their families, as well as the health care community about risks, symptoms, and treatment of ovarian cancer leading to earlier detection. Until there’s a test, awareness is best.”

How you can help: Attend one of the organization’s fundraising events: Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, Teal Trot 5K Walk/Run, Teal to Heal Fashion Show or the Let’s Talk Teal Awareness Teas. You also can sponsor a Bag of Hope, a care package given to recently diagnosed ovarian cancer patients in Georgia.

To learn more: Visit gaovariancancer.org or call 404-255-1337.

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