Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Postcards

In honor of September being Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, I spent some time during the past few weeks designing postcards to spread knowledge of ovarian cancer's frequently overlooked symptoms.  The illustrations were inspired by the phrase It whispers, so listen!, a common saying among ovarian cancer activists.

My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the fall of 2004 and, after a long fight, she passed away during late summer 2006.  She was diagnosed after realizing that the symptoms she had been experiencing for over a year and had been contributing to a new medication were actually caused by ovarian cancer.

If you would like to help spread the message, feel free to download the PDF files from my Scribd page, print the postcards, and send them to your friends and family.

Lilies of the Valley, a nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organization located in the Tennessee Valley region, is the ovarian cancer support group of which my mother was a part.  It is a wonderful and caring group of ovarian cancer patients and survivors who reach out to new patients and their families.  With other supporters, the Lilies of the Valley raise awareness and speak out about ovarian cancer.  Tax-deductible donations to the Lilies of the Valley Foundation are used to further promote their mission of supporting others with ovarian cancer and raising awareness about the disease.

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