|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 (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
$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 (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
|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.
|Posted by [email protected] on September 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
Report on the OCA Bermuda 2nd Annual Luncheon and Month of Events
|Posted by [email protected] on September 22, 2014 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
Are You Prepared To Protect Yourself? Here Are The Signs And Symptoms Of 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:
|Posted by [email protected] on September 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM||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!
|Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
Get your teal toes in support of ovarian cancer. A few nail spas are supporting the cause by making a donation to OCA Group for everyone that gets their nails painted teal during the month of September.
Join the fight and get your nails painted teal today!
At the following locations:
Nail Bar in Southampton
Tai Home Spa
Keep checking as we add more to the list.
Thanks for your support.