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In March this year, I had the pleasure to attend the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Earlier in the year we entered in a working agreement, in which She Beads & He Beads Company will create Ovarian Awareness products through our Charity Bead work. So Step 1, go to Las Vegas and meet the faces behind this cutting-edge foundation and introduce them to our Ovarian Awareness bracelet (see bracelet picture below).
Step 2. Spend 3 days interacting with survivors, patients, doctors, NOCC staff, family and friends of their dear loved ones who either are/were dealing with Ovarian cancer. Within the first few hours of the opening night gathering, I was taken back by the amount of positive energy, smiles, strength, just overall love in the room. I have worked in the charitable fundraising aspect of our company for some time, but this organization was different...much different. Everyone in the room knew one another, and they all took me under their wing introducing me to every face. Sharing stories both past/present, learning the in's and out's of Ovarian Cancer, sharing the story of She Beads and our role with the NOCC, it was a wonderful experience shared by all. It was sad to say goodbye. But I have a job to do, and I needed to get back to Chicago to start cultivating our role for the NOCC.
Step 3. Well this is not a completed step. I have been working with our staff and our charity coordinator, Tracey, to get these bracelets in the hands of every chapter leader for their networking events, run/walks, luncheons, etc...you name it. We can do it. Why would we not?
So this post will unfortunately stop here, but the work will not. I am not sure what the next step will bring, but it will bring hard work, determination for a better tomorrow. 50% of every Ovarian Cancer bracelet is donated right back to the NOCC. O YEAH, I almost forgot. Here are the two current bracelets that we are featuring (with more to come). Click here for a better view of the bracelets:
Shall you want to learn more about the steps that the NOCC and Dave Barley (CEO of NOCC) are doing for Ovarian Cancer, please check them out at here. We will be with them every step of the way.
Until next time,