Joining the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has been an eye-opening experience. The more I learn about this disease, the more I feel obligated to make every woman aware of ovarian cancer.
I’ve seen the grief of families who lost a loved one to the disease and heard the fears of those who are newly diagnosed. For everyone whose life has been touched by ovarian cancer, this cause is personal. Teal is the standard we carry on behalf of the 22,000 women diagnosed every year—and the more than 14,000 expected to die from ovarian cancer in 2013.
The heartbreaking stories I hear from our community are balanced by hope—especially as I see what the Alliance can do. Across the nation, we are known as “the ovarian cancer people,” a strong voice on behalf of our community. Throughout this report you will see and hear the voices of women and men we have helped throughout the year.
In just six months, teal has become personal to me, just as it is to you. Browse through this online annual report to see what we accomplished in the past year. I can’t wait to see what we can do together in 2013.
Calaneet Balas, Chief Executive Officer