Ovarian Cancer Research, Awareness, and early detection
Online Tickets Available Until April 25
Don't miss this great annual event to support the fight against ovarian cancer. Tickets will also be available at the door. See you there!
The JWS Ovarian Cancer Fund — What We’re All About
Learn about our not-for profit organization, why it’s important and what we are trying to accomplish over time.
Cancer Survivorship Center Able to Expand Services With Funds From JWS Fund
The Julie W. Schaffner Ovarian Cancer Fund Recently made a grant to the Cancer Survivorship Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital that will help the center hire a much-needed social worker to work directly with patients — something the center was not able to do because of budget cuts that eliminated the position.
Molecular Research Shows Promise for Ovarian and Breast Cancer
A project that aims to establish an ovarian and breast cancer molecular research center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
Knowledge and Awareness — Your Best Defense Against Ovarian Cancer
Knowing the risk factors and early warning signs of ovarian cancer can significantly enhance early detection.
Fighting Ovarian Cancer With Knowledge, Awareness and Science
Approximately 75 percent of women with stage III or stage IV ovarian cancer ultimately die of complications associated with the disease. However, if the cancer is detected at stage I, the survival rate is close to 95 percent. In other words, early detection of ovarian cancer can save lives.
Despite it’s high mortality rate at later stages, ovarian cancer research trails other five major types of cancer (breast, colon/rectal, lung, prostate and leukemia) in terms of research grants awarded from the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer receives nearly six times as much in research grants from ACS than does ovarian cancer.
The Julie W. Schaffner Ovarian Cancer Fund is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to address both of these issues. Our mission is:
- To save or extend women’s lives by increasing public awareness of the symptoms and early detection of ovarian cancer; and
- To provide resources to support innovative, cutting-edge research that has the potential to significantly reduce — or eliminate entirely — the high mortality rate associated with this disease.
Please join us in our fight against ovarian cancer. We know we can make a difference in women’s lives.
The more you know about ovarian cancer and the earlier you know it improves your odds against the disease.
Our sponsors are our partners — we sincerely appreciate their support and contributions.
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