Friday, October 03, 2008


Photos by Marylou Stewart ( Ovarian Cancer Survivor)

Thank You Elwood Middle School for Supporting " Teal Tuesday"

HI Eileen,

I hope "Teal Tuesday" went well across Long Island. Some of the staff at the Elwood Middle School did their part. Attached are some pictures I thought you might enjoy.
Pam Hanuszek

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Thank You Kellie Newbold ( VICTORY) and Family

I am an Stage IV Ovarian Cancer Survivor. I was diagnosed 2/20/08, had 3 rounds of chemo and then a MAJOR surgery May 20, 2008 followed by another 3 rounds. My family and friends supported Ovarian Cancer Awareness and me this past Sunday 9/30 at the Whisper Walk here in KC.

This first photo (Kellie Victory) is at the Bloch Cancer Survivors Park here in Kansas City. It's beautiful !!! Check it out at: (at the bottom of the page you can click on Park Descriptions or the other tabs to find out more. Enjoy the pictures and enjoy every single day you have with your loved ones.... Kellie Newbold

Kellie Newbold ( Kellie Victory)

Kellie Newbold & Family.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TEAM TEAL, Kerry Tobin & Friends Students at the College of Saint Rose In Albany dressed in TEAL IN SUPPORT OF TEAL TUESDAY.

Kerry Tobin, third from the left, and her friends support Teal Tuesday to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. They are all students at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Kerry is the daughter of Eileen Tobin, executive board member, Long Island OCEANS. Thank you, ladies!!

Sorority, city team up to boost cancer awareness

From The Daily Targum

Today is "Teal Tuesday", and the trees in Voorhees Mall are dressed accordingly for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day. Just as the color pink represents breast cancer awareness, teal is the color chosen to represent ovarian cancer awareness. Sunday afternoon, New Brunswick mayor Jim Cahill and sisters of Alpha Chi Omega tied the plastic ribbons around every tree on the mall to promote awareness of ovarian cancer.…

New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill, and members of Alpha Chi Omega, Rutgers College senior Judy Adan and Judy Zukovich, decorated Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue campus Sunday with teal ribbons for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Posted with Permission:

Dear Khrissy,

Thank you for promoting Ovarian Cancer and creating a National Campaign to call the 3rd Tuesday of September TEAL TUESDAY. I wore teal in memory of my Mother who was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 1999. My Mother had just started to get her life in order she was attending college in the evening. My father had passed away from cancer himself 4 years prior. My Mother fell to pieces when my Father died, we were all numb with shock, I'm still numb today. After my fathers death my mother decided to go back to school to better support us kids, she earned a degree and started a new job, life was looking up.

My Mother complained of being tired all the time, we all thought it was because she was working lots of hours. She had lots of stomach problems, indegestion, heartburn, acid reflux, constipation she hardly eat anything though she gained what looked like a beer belly ( we teased her about it) though she never drank. Her purse was always filled with over the counter remedies, she popped tums and rolaids like candy. We tried to get her to see a doctor she wanted to wait till her insurance kicked in. Finally, after several months of stomach pain and back pain she saw a doctor, after doing some tests he said she had fibroids. He gave her an option to remove them right away or wait and see if they became a nuisance (mind you, she would work and come home to bed because she was in constant pain) My Mother waited, she waited too long. While visiting my sister and her new baby in the maternity ward ( her first grand baby) my mother bent over to kiss my sister and my niece goodbye and she screamed in pain, she could not stand back up. Nurses brought a wheel chair in & rushed her to the ER. 8 hours later after having an emergency surgery, a stranger told me my mother was dying and that she had late stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. After many unsuccesful treatments and much pain, my Mother and best friend died of Ovarian Cancer on December 22, 2002, 3 days before Christmas on my 24th birthday. Needless to say one never gets over the loss, our family is still numb with shock. My birthday is a curse.

My Mother loved life, she loved her family she looked forward to being a Grand Mother. Though she was in so much pain she knitted blankets 2 months before she died for each one of her 4 children and new grandbaby, this blanket is all I have. My mother wanted to live, her death was too soon, her life was cut short too early, she was only 54 when she died.

When I wear teal people ask what the teal represents, I know many say hope, I wish I could see the hope. I say hell and I tell them of the hell that Ovarian Cancer has put my family through. Ovarian Cancer is hell, it's the devil of all cancers. It's a demon seed that grows inside a woman killing the woman from the inside out, but it doesn't stop there, it takes away so much more, we died too.

I'm sorry for dumping my sadness on you, thank you for your kind words and beautiful heart.
I've been reading your blogs and almost feel like I know you. I admire all that you are doing to save women and other families from going thru this hell.

Thank you for bringing awareness to this demon. Please keep up the good work.
Jennifer S.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Emily Rango's Cupcakes For Ovarian Cancer Awareness. 5 Year's Old.

"A day dawns, quite like other days; in it, a single hour comes, quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us."


Monday, September 01, 2008

Teal Tuesday Press Release

Press Release--- For Immediate Release
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day. Teal Tuesday.

LI OCEANS INC - Long Island Ovarian Cancer Education Advocacy Network Support.

Teal Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008. National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day.

Khrissy Lupinacci from LI OCEANS Inc (Long Island Ovarian Cancer Education Advocacy Network & Support) launches a Nationwide Public Awareness Campaign calling September 23rd, the 3rd Tuesday of September " Teal Tuesday". Our goal is to promote public education and much needed awareness of the deadliest form of Gynecologic Cancer called Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian Cancer claims the lives of over 15,520
women each year, this year alone over 21,650
will be diagnosed with this deadly disease.

Khrissy Lupinacci (a 6 year survivor of Ovarian Cancer and one of the founding members of LI OCEANS Inc) said, "September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month." " It is our hope that " Teal Tuesday " inspires millions of people to adopt this day to raise awareness of this deadly disease. " We are in need of soldiers, it will take an army to fight this fight against Ovarian Cancer " said Khrissy. " We need heroes" our greatest asset in this fight against ovarian cancer is our caring and compassionate community at large." We hope that individuals, businesses and corporations join us in our plight to save lives. "We ask for national and local partnerships to help execute this initiative and support this campaign, making the 3rd Tuesday of September " Teal Tuesday". We hope this campaign inspires individuals to join us in our fight and encourages grassroots activities within their own communities to " think teal, talk teal, wear teal, save lives!

Saving lives, each and everyone of us has the power to save lives, to date there is not an effective nor 100 % accurate early detection test for Ovarian Cancer. We know that early detection can save lives, however, with the lack of an early screening test and lack of Ovarian Cancer Awareness, we are left with but one vital tool, our voice. Together we can educate one another and create much needed awareness. A Pap test does not detect Ovarian Cancer. You don't need to be personally affected by Ovarian Cancer to help in the fight to educate, advocate and create awareness, you simply need to care. Educate yourself about the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, call or visit your local or National Ovarian Cancer organization, arm yourself with education and awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of the disease, spread the news.
Sadly the majority, 75 percent of women are diagnosed in the later stages of Ovarian Cancer; the five –year survival is only 30 percent. LI OCEANS INC believes one is too many; we must educate and advocate so to eradicate this deadly disease. Please join us in saving lives.

We ask locally and nationally that others join us in our plight to create much needed awareness of this ruthless and relentless killer of women. On Tuesday September 23rd, please wear teal! Wear teal in honor of the thousands of beautiful women that are battling the disease, wear teal in memory of the precious lives of those who have lost their battle to this disease. Wear Teal to help raise public awareness of the often overlooked and unrecognized signs and symptoms of this disease. Wear Teal because you care about the thousands of Grandmothers, Mothers, Sisters and Daughters that will be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer this year. Wear teal for the 22,000 women that will die from Ovarian Cancer this year. Wear teal, help save lives.

Teal Tuesday, the initiative to launch a national public awareness campaign to save hundreds, thousands of women from Ovarian Cancer. On September 23rd, Teal Tuesday please wear teal; tie teal ribbons or teal balloons within your community, place of business, office or front lawn. Encourage hospitals, businesses, companies, schools, churches, synagogues, restaurants, stores, corporations, government offices, employees and co-workers to wear teal. Contact newspapers, radio, and television. Encourage Members of Congress to participate & adopt this as an annual campaign. " Our goal is that every woman is educated and made aware of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer." Said, Khrissy Lupinacci. Please help us to save lives.

For more information, please contact: Khrissy Lupinacci
Phone Number : 631 334-1979