In March of 2015, my aunt and godmother was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer. She's been battling the disease ever since, traveling from her home in Long Island 2+ hours and at times once a week to Yale New Haven Hospital, one of the best care facilities for this type of cancer. She's been under the care of some amazing doctors and nurses there, but needless to say, the toll that the disease and treatment has taken on her, and the rest of my family, has been life changing.
As women, we know so, so little about a disease that will end up affecting 1 in 75 of us; a disease that is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women and the deadliest of gynecologic cancers; a disease that over 75% of women when diagnosed are already at a late, and frequently incurable stage. There is a tremendous need for research in this area, from new clinical trials, to early detection, to surgical advancements.
Proceeds benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (http://www.ocrfa.org/). 100% of their fundraising goes towards research.