awareness campaign

Awareness and Knowledge. Your secret weapon.

Know the warning signs for Ovarian Cancer

1 Bloating

2 Difficulty eating, feeling full quickly

3 Abdominal or pelvic pain

4 Frequent or urgent need to urinate

Every 24 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It is the 11th most-common cancer among women and the 5th leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

The vast majority (85%) of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are diagnosed in stages III and IV, just 46% of these women live beyond fve years. However, there is good news... 92% of women diagnosed in the early stages survive over 5 years.

We created this campaign because early diagnosis is key to changing these grim statistics. Because there is no screening test for ovarian cancer, education is essential.

Kathie Luecker

Kathie Luecker was just 54 when diagnosed with ovarian cancer; she died one year later at 55. In 2015, the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and SW Washington received a bequest from the estate of Katherine Z. Luecker. The Trust Your Gut super hero campaign was created with funds from Kathie’s generous and meaningful gif, and in concert with her wishes for increased awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

how you can get involved

BE A SUPER HERO SIDE KICK

  • Hang posters
  • Install one or two or six (!) individual Super Hero posters in your place of work—any work space will do: cafeteria, restroom, locker room, lobby, conference room.

  • Life size banners
  • We have a separate life-size banner (6' x 3') of each Super Hero, and we'd like to loan those out, individually or in a set, to any business, place of worship, gallery, coffee shop, hotel lobby, etc. Contact us to make arrangements.

  • Bookmark Distribution
  • Contact us if you want to give out bookmarks, hang posters, talk to businesses, promote the campaign on social media, or otherwise help raise awareness of the early warning signs of ovarian cancer.

  • Make a donation to keep the campaign going
  • $500 sustains the campaign in the future 
  • $180 buys 1,000 bookmarks 
  • $100 helps reprint posters 
  • $35 pays for a media/business kit

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