September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Why teal flamingos? Since Teal is the color designated to the cause, Teal Butterfly and Teal Diva are teaming up to raise awareness. Join us as we show our support for continued research.
HOW: Name a teal flamingo in honor of a loved one, medical team member or a company. You will receive a dedication certificate via email. While the flamingos are on display, you are invited to take photos with them (please practice social distancing!).
Please use #tealflock #tealflamingo when posting to social media.
August: Collect donations to name flamingos
September 10: Initial flight of flamingos descend
September 10-13: More flamingos arrive to grow the flock
WHERE: Southpark Mall - Symphony Park lawn
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer may include: Bloating, Abdominal or pelvic pain, Feeling full quickly, Urgency to use the bathroom, Change in bathroom habits, Fatigue. If symptoms last for more than a few weeks, please seek medical attention. A Pap Smear does NOT detect Ovarian Cancer.
THE FUNDS RAISED:
Proceeds from Flock the Yard benefit the Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund, supporting research conducted by Levine Cancer Institute physicians to advance the treatment of ovarian cancer. These funds also support patient education and community-based care programs.
CHANGING THE COURSE OF CANCER CARE
In one way or another, cancer has impacted all of us. At Atrium Health's Levine Cancer Institute, providing care means focusing on the person, not just the disease. Levine Cancer Institute has put together a team of nationally recruited physicians focused on using the latest technology and innovative techniques in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.
With more than 25 cancer care locations, the Institute provides access to top-ranked physician expertise, groundbreaking clinical trials, and the latest cancer treatments. Led by internationally renowned cancer researcher and medical oncologist Dr. Derek Raghavan, Levine Cancer Institute is redefining the role of a traditional cancer center by bringing cancer research and clinical innovations closer to patients. Levine Cancer Institute offers the most advanced, comprehensive care for gynecologic cancer. Our nationally recognized team of surgeons, gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and other specialists work together to develop individualized cancer treatment plans for the best outcomes possible.
The epicenter of Levine Cancer Institute’s network opened in October 2012 on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, housing nine clinics plus infusion, palliative care, clinical trial centers, radiation oncology therapy center, and the region’s first blood and marrow transplant unit. A subsequent gift from The Leon Levine Foundation resulted in the significant expansion of Levine Cancer Institute, to include heightened research efforts around novel treatments, as well as improvements to existing survivorship, palliative and rehabilitation programs that support patients and their families throughout their care journey. Philanthropy helps to fund patient navigators, wellness outreach programs, clinical research, and equipment, as well as new technologies and treatments. Your gift can help make life better for a cancer patient, spread awareness, or contribute to vital research.