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Devoye Darrell We Miss You

Posted by [email protected] on September 26, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments 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.

2016 Calendar

Posted by [email protected] on September 15, 2016 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 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

6:00 pm

$10 fee – register online at:




Any Day in September

Teal Toes

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

Inner Sanctum

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

Venue: RHADC


25 Pomander Road, Paget

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tickets are on sale NOW at [email protected]

Ticket Price: $65 (includes brunch)




Interview with Luncheon Speaker, Dr. Suzanne T. Berlin D.O.

Posted by [email protected] on August 30, 2015 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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



Calendar of Events

Posted by [email protected] on August 30, 2015 at 8:35 AM Comments 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

Teal Toes

Posted by [email protected] on August 30, 2015 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Show your support and get your nails painted teal in September!  :)


Big Smiles Jenna and Family

Posted by [email protected] on August 4, 2015 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

OCAB were pleased to present Jenna Martin with a check from the boat cruise fundraiser held in her honor.



OCA Bda 2nd Annual Luncheon and Month of Events

Posted by [email protected] on September 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Report on the OCA Bermuda 2nd Annual Luncheon and Month of Events



Are You Prepared To Protect Yourself?

Posted by [email protected] on September 22, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Are You Prepared To Protect Yourself? Here Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer!



Ovarian Cancer


Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. People typically have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries, each about the size of an almond, produce eggs (ova) as well as the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.



Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and is often fatal.


Ovarian cancer treatments are available. Researchers are studying ways to improve ovarian cancer treatment and looking into ways to detect ovarian cancer at an earlier stage, when a cure is more likely.




It’s not clear what causes ovarian cancer. In general, cancer begins when healthy cells acquire a genetic mutation that turns normal cells into abnormal cells. Healthy cells grow and multiply at a set rate, eventually dying at a set time. Cancer cells grow and multiply out of control, and they don’t die when they should.


As abnormal cells accumulate, they form a mass (tumor). Cancer cells invade nearby tissues and can break off from an initial tumor to spread elsewhere in the body (metastasize).


Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific to the disease, and they often mimic those of many other more-common conditions, including digestive problems.


Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:



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Aquafit a Splash of Teal

Posted by [email protected] on September 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (2)

On Saturday, September 27th we will be having Aqua Aerobics in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Aquafit is a water aerobics exercise class that provides a low impact, high energy challenge for participants of all ages, skill and fitness levels. Jump in and make a splash with this dynamic cardiovascular workout. The 45 minute class will include cardio, interval, range of motion and dance exercise in a top class pool at the National Sports Centre.

The instructor Annette has promised to keep you engaged and excited.

Cost: $15  register by emailing: [email protected]   (space is limited)

Come join us and wear something teal!  :D