Nassau County, NY - September 25, 2015 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (center), was joined by New York State Assemblyman Brian Curran and Nassau County’s Commissioner of Health Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein in welcoming members of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) to the Ceremonial Chambers of The Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building.
“Today, we illuminate the dome of this building teal in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” remarked County Executive Mangano. “We are here to commemorate the thousands of women whose lives have been lost to this disease and to acknowledge all of the survivors and their families who have been greatly affected by ovarian cancer. More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Until we have a cure, our best weapons include knowing the symptoms, early detection, and timely treatment.”
TEAL was carefully chosen by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition as it stands for their motto to “Take Early Action and Live.” Statistics indicate that 60% of women when diagnosed with ovarian cancer are already in stage three of the disease.
Since its inception in 1995, NOCC has been committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer and providing support, education, and hope for women affected by ovarian cancer, and their families. Establishing itself as an important national advocate for ovarian cancer patients, the NOCC remains steadfast in its mission to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition aims to improve the survival rate and quality of life for ovarian cancer patients and provide support and resources to family and friends of ovarian cancer survivors.
County Executive Mangano encourages residents to visit www.ovarian.org to learn about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and the many resources available through NOCC’s Long Island Chapter.
Pictured: (left to right) Nassau County Commissioner of Health Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein, Linda Rosen, Stefanie Taylor (Runway Walk Coordinator), Karen Werner, County Executive Ed Mangano, Pam Warren, NYS Assemblyman Brian Curran, Gail Davidson Kelly and Carol Schneiderman.