Monday, January 17, 2011

H.O.W. Event

Today I had the pleasure of assisting La France Films with filming the event for Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper (H.O.W.), a program of Palm Healthcare Foundation.

Make sure to check out the highlight video created by La France Films

Venue: Flagler Musuem, West Palm Beach

Each year over 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 15,000 will die. This insidious disease is called the “Whisper Killer” because the symptoms are so subtle that the disease usually goes undetected until it is often too late for successful treatment.

Jacquelin T. Liggett - H.O.W. Founder and my dear friend - was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in August 2000 and died in August 2007. Jacquie was an optimist, a spiritual person and a real fighter. Through Jacquie’s efforts, H.O.W. was established in 2002 as a supporting organization of Palm Healthcare Foundation. Jacquie was determined to turn her story into a crusade to better educate women about the symptoms of ovarian cancer and the tools available for diagnosis. Because of Jacquie, women in Palm Beach County are becoming more informed about this disease and listening for the whisper.

On behalf of our Board, thank you for your interest in H.O.W. and for taking the time to learn more about ovarian cancer. We wish you good health.

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