|Posted by [email protected] on October 9, 2019 at 8:45 AM||comments (73)|
In recognition of the passing of Darnell Wynn, OCAB would like to take the opportunity to wish her family and friends our most deepest symphony and heartfelt condolences.
Darnell formed friendships and allegiances with OCAB in 2013. A chance meeting at an overseas facility, during medical treatment – she met one of the founding members Denise Richardson. They discussed the need for a heightened awareness in Bermuda on ovarian cancer. OCAB was later formed by the founding members who moved the vision to a charitable cause. Darnell played an intricate role in assisting OCAB with its initiative to spread awareness of this silent killer disease. Darnell was particularly instrumental in assisting OCAB with its inaugural 2014 5K Devoye Darrell Break the Silence walk/run. This race is now held annually in each September. Darnell advocated tirelessly with the OCAB members during the initial launching and promoting of the 5K, she assisted M.A.C in organizing the event as race directors for the 5K and further participated by running and completing the 5K. Darnell also participated in OCAB’s awareness forums and was openly and publicly passionate about educating people about ovarian cancer and the hope to one day find a cure for it.
OCAB takes this moment to salute the beautiful, the bold, the courageous Darnell Wynn, who will always and forever be, a WINNER in our book. We will miss your bright light. Rest in peace our phenomenal friend. Your fight continues in the veins of the OCAB movement.
May the grace and comfort of God’s embrace, bring peace and solace to the Wynn family.
Executive Members of OCAB
|Posted by [email protected] on July 27, 2019 at 3:35 PM||comments (1)|
The OCAB Executive Team are working on some indicatives for September 2019. We will have our Splash for Teal mid September this year and our Zurich 5K Run/Walk in memory of Devoye Darrell on Sunday, September 22nd. Turn the Town Teal Denim Day every Friday in September.. Your support is appreciated. Stay tune for updates in August.
|Posted by [email protected] on July 9, 2019 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
On behalf of the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Team. To the family of Jenna, we give our sincere condolences for your loss.
Jenna was a wonderful, kind person and we know that she will be greatly missed. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you peace and comfort in knowing that she was loved by many.... May God be with you all.
|Posted by [email protected] on April 4, 2017 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by [email protected] on September 26, 2016 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
This year has been exceptionally difficult and trying for the OCAB group.
On April 30, 2016 Devoye Darrell passed due to Ovarian Cancer. She fought hard and long – and although her mind remained fierce to the battle, her body simply could not fight anymore.
Devoye was one of the founding members of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Bermuda (“OCAB”;). She put a lot of time, effort and passion into heightening awareness and getting the message out about this deadly disease. During the launching process, Devoye used her personal finances to provide the necessary initial financial funding for OCAB. Once OCAB established a presence, Bermuda Cancer & Health welcomed the cause and we have since which been an affiliate, welcoming many local businesses and private corporate businesses as major sponsors for many of our events. Without our various generous sponsors, we would not be able to campaign and put on the kinds of educational events that we do.
Devoye was always willing and open to share her cancer journey with others, in the hopes and belief that such communication would help someone else or save a life. You see, Devoye did not know anything about ovarian cancer when she was diagnosed. Once diagnosed, she did extensive research and realized how exhausting and onerous it was to determine appropriate resources and guidance on what to do and where to go once diagnosed. Devoye decided that it would be prudent if we could simply organize a charity campaign that would heighten awareness, provide educational and emotional support to assist others regarding this and then eventually, as the organization grew, provide financial assistance. OCAB was birthed as a result of this vision in 2013.
This year we have struggled to push forward and pull together our events for the month of September as our hearts are heavy with grief over the loss of Devoye. However, one of her dying wishes was for us to continue the mission to broadcast the significance of this silent killer that is rapidly becoming one of the most deadly gynaecological cancers to women. We press forward in honour of her wishes, vision and with a passionate mission to break the silence, heighten awareness and support all those who have to embark on such a journey.
We will share a full biography of Devoye in the near future.
|Posted by [email protected] on September 15, 2016 at 4:40 PM||comments (1)|
Turn the Town Teal
Any Friday Business Day in September
OCAB Denim Day
Companies are invited to show your support for OCAB by hosting a teal denim day.
Any Friday during the month of September
Contact us: [email protected]: to register your date and/or order your ribbons and donation pack.
Tuesdays, September 13 & 27, 2016
Splash for Teal!
Aqua Aerobics Class
National Sports Complex
$10 fee – register online at:
Any Day in September
Participating Salons will have Teal Toes mani and pedi specials on throughout September for teal nail color.
Listing of participating salons.
Ani’s Nail & Beauty Lounge
Headway Hair And Body
Three Graces Day Spa
Friday, September 16, 2016
HOTT 107.5 – Media Coverage
Venue: HOTT 107.5 – Laquita, Melissa and BCHC rep to discuss OCAB calendar of event
Time: 10:30 am
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Annual Devoye Darrell – Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Break the Silence 5K Run/Walk
Clearwater Beach, St. David’s
See full details at www.racedayworld.com
Sunday, September 25, 2016
OCAB 4th Annual Break the Silence Luncheon
Entitled “Current Scientific Research and Breakthroughs in Medicine”
Ronny Drapkin, M.D., Ph.D
Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School. Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Pathology
25 Pomander Road, Paget
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tickets are on sale NOW at [email protected]
Ticket Price: $65 (includes brunch)
|Posted by [email protected] on August 30, 2015 at 9:25 AM||comments (1)|
Dr. Suzanne T. Berlin D. O.
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Specialty: Cancer Medical Oncology Clinical, Interest Gynaecologic Oncology.
Dr. Berlin is a precticing physcian at Dana Faber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women's Hospital
|Posted by [email protected] on August 30, 2015 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
September Calendar of Events 2015
Tuesday, Sept 1 - Turn the Town Teal
Any Friday in September - Corporate Teal Denim Day
Saturday, Sept 12 - Cooking for a Cure Family Fun Day
Tuesday, Sept 15 - Splash for Teal Aqua Aerobics Class
Thursday, Sept 17 - BCHC Public Forum
Saturday, Sept 26 - Annual "Break the Silence" Ovarian Cancer Awareness Luncheon
Sunday, Sept 27 - 1st Annual "Break the Silence" 5K Run/Walk
Please go to our Events Calendar webpages for more details
|Posted by [email protected] on August 30, 2015 at 1:20 AM||comments (0)|
Show your support and get your nails painted teal in September!
|Posted by [email protected] on August 4, 2015 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
OCAB were pleased to present Jenna Martin with a check from the boat cruise fundraiser held in her honor.