Coronado City Councilmember BARBARA DENNY recently attended a presentation of the “Survivors Teaching Students” (STS) Program for third year medical students at UCSD School of Medicine. She was able to witness the great impact ovarian cancer survivors are affecting on medical students, nursing students and practicing physicians in San Diego County. The STS Program is the flagship program of the Ovarian Cancer Advocacy Alliance (OCAA) of San Diego under the sponsorship of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA). PEG FORD, Coronado resident is Chair, OCAA, who launched the all volunteer program in late 2009 and happily reports her team has reached 1,767 attendees in 61 presentations—one of the top team efforts in the country!
Peg Ford is to be the keynote speaker at Scripps 32nd Annual Oncology Nurses Symposium, Hilton San Diego Resort, October 7-10, 2012. Her topic, Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer—NOT ANYMORE, will be presented at the Opening Dinner Symposium on October 7. Registration is open and more details can be found at Scripps following link http://scripps.org/events/oncology-nurses-symposium
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In honor this year, Ovarian Cancer Advocacy Alliance (OCAA) is participating in a team effort TEAM SAN DIEGO to support the outstanding efforts of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (www.ovariancancer.org). OCNA does a tremendous amount of work for women with ovarian cancer. This September OCAA will be participating in a special event a virtual walk called Teal Strides Across America. The Alliance wants to raise $22,000 in honor of the 22,000 women who will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. To make a donation or join TEAM SAN DIEGO, click on the Fundraising Site below to visit our Team page. Individuals can read more about what the Alliance does as well as make a secure donation online.
Media Contact: Peg Ford (619) 437-8438 email@example.com
Photo available of Councilmember Denny with Ford and UCSD Third Year Medical Students
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