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Chic Awearness Sept. 24 virtual event to focus on ovarian cancer research

Sep. 17, 2020, 9:21 AM

 

by Tom Wilemon

Chic Awearness, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will host a virtual event on Sept. 24 focusing on ovarian cancer research and its impact during COVID-19.

The hour-long event, which will be in a Zoom meeting format, kicks off at 6 pm. Ronald Alvarez, MD, MBA, Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will speak, followed by Chic Awearness founder Marci Houff. The educational event also features a question-and-answer session for participants.

“Unfortunately, COVID-19 has not slowed ovarian cancer. And, it will not stopChic Awearness in our mission to raise the community awareness of this deadly disease,” said Marci Houff.

Since its founding 2013, Chic Awearness has raised more than $500,000 for ovarian cancer research and public awareness about the disease, which causes more deaths each year in the U.S. than any other gynecologic cancer. Nashville Mayor John Cooper recently signed a proclamation recognizing September as “Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month” in honor of the work of Chic Awareness.

For more information and to register: https://ovariancancer.eventbrite.com.

 

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