As a student member of the healthcare profession, it is important to not only be involved within your school, but to be involved in the community. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Raising awareness to those who have little knowledge about this illness is essential. Every year the South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation host an event in Greenville, SC called Handbags for Hope. At this event handbags are auctioned off during both a silent and live auction, and all the proceeds collected go towards raising awareness, as well as, assistance for women fighting the battle against ovarian cancer. Many of the handbags are autographed by people such as Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Georgia’s football coach Mark Richt, famous actors/actresses, etc. At the event, survivors shared their journey through this battle and their gratitude for the support they were shown. This year was my first year attending Handbags for Hope but I can guarantee it will not be my last. I had such a great time with friends/colleagues mingling with others in the community who are just as eager to spread awareness about such a devastating disease as I am. Even though the event has passed, you still have the opportunity to reach out to others. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is represented by the color teal. I challenge you today to wear your teal proudly and talk with at least one person about Ovarian Cancer. Spread the Awareness!!
P3 - Class of 2016