The Maureen Fund for Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women. Although prevention and early detection can help save lives, according to the American Cancer Society, only 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage.
Ovarian cancer has erroneously been thought to be a silent killer because the early symptoms are easily confused with other diseases. The Maureen Fund is a community outreach program that provides free outreach and education programs aimed at prevention, awareness, research, and early detection of ovarian cancer. Through education we can help women recognize high-risk factors in their personal and family history, identify early signs, and empower them to take action. This heightened awareness can help save lives.
Maureen Fund programs include a monthly Lunch and Learn program for patients, caregivers, staff, and the community at the John Theurer Cancer Center. The Lunch and Learn events focus on the latest health topics affecting women. The events are complimentary and lunch will be served. Maureen Fund healthcare professionals are also available to host Lunch and Learn programs for businesses in Northern New Jersey. For more information, call 201-996-4287.