September Kickoff on Paula Sands Live

September Kickoff on Paula Sands Live

September Kickoff on Paula Sands Live

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) -When Paula Sands was diagnosed with ovarian cancer eleven years ago, she remembers how there was very little awareness about the disease or support for those fighting the illness in the Quad Cities.

But now the NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative has hosted events all over the area with the mission of spreading the word about symptoms, treatment options, and providing encouragement for those fighting the illness.

Jodie Kavensky, founder and director of Norma Leah Ovarian Cancer Initiative, discusses the “TEAL-tember” monthlong observation and how viewers can participate and support the cause.

Symptoms of the disease are discussed including how viewers help save lives by distributing symptom cards to your family and friends. To request materials or a stash of cards in “easel packs” that can be put on display at beauty salons, doctor’s offices and other stores and businesses that are willing to distribute, visit HERE.

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Join us for Cocoa & Cookies January 29

Join us for Cocoa & Cookies January 29

Decorative stylized mug outline filled with teal hearts over a radiant cream background, below the mug says "2022 Cocoa & Cookies Social"

Join us for our 9th annual Cocoa & Cookies Social Open House Saturday January 29th 11am – 2pm. Celebrate all of those who’ve supported us this past year! We’ll sip cocoa and nibble cookies while we admire the beautiful girlpARTs sculptures on display before they go to auction. Plus 20% off BLING4Cancer Jewelry, crafty activities and lots of door prizes! Grab a friend or bring the kids. And of course, men are always welcome.

“Tough Year for Charities”

“Tough Year for Charities”

Paula Sands interviews our CEO/Founder on how the pandemic has affected charities. Charities, in general, are losing millions of dollars in support due to the fallout from the pandemic. COVID has caused fundraisers to be canceled and the economy has drastically hit the pocketbook of supporters.

We’ve moved to a new location!

We’ve moved to a new location!

We’ve moved! We outgrew the old office and moved next door to 1614 Second Avenue in downtown Rock Island. The phone number is still 309.794.0009. More space means we can continue to offer services to all affected by ovarian cancer. Please stop by and check out our new, improved space.

Cocoa & Cookies Social Open House

Cocoa & Cookies Social Open House

Join us on Saturday, January 25th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our annual Cocoa & Cookies Social Open House. Our new address is 1614 Second Avenue in Rock Island, next door to our old location. Enjoy cookies and cocoa while you check out our new spaces and learn more about ovarian cancer and the services and support we offer to Teal Warriors and their families. We’ll be thanking all our volunteers and supporters – men and like minded friends are welcome too! We have discounts on our Bling4Cancer items as well as door prizes. It’s free, so come and bring a friend! For more information, call (309) 794-0009 or visit our Facebook page.