Coliseum Health System September 08, 2014

Macon, GA – Ovarian Cancer is often referred to as the cancer that hides. The symptoms of ovarian cancer – digestive issues, excessive fatigue, excessive bleeding, changes in bowel and bladder problems, and pain during intercourse – often mask themselves as other health issues, leading to a misinterpretation of what may be the true problem. By the time ovarian cancer is often discovered, it has already spread beyond the ovaries, making it the deadliest of gynecologic cancers. Early recognition of the symptoms of ovarian cancer is the best way to save women’s lives. If caught early, ovarian cancer is highly treatable.

The Coliseum Cancer Institute together with the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance, is hosting the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Masquerade to increase awareness of ovarian cancer in Middle Georgia. The masquerade will be held on Thursday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Edgars at the Anderson Conference Center (5171 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon GA). Live jazz music will set the tone for this fun-filled evening that will include a casino, bourbon tasting, and raffles. Several ovarian cancer survivors have designed masks that will also be auctioned off at the event to help raise funds for the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance, and AC Pup will make an appearance at the event and don his own mask!

This past weekend, The Coliseum Cancer Institute created awareness through its “Tint the Town Teal” events. Teal is the designated color of ovarian cancer. On September 5th, attendees of Macon’s First Friday, hosted by NewTown Macon, had the opportunity to try a different teal drink at Downtown Grill, The Rookery, Dovetail, and The Hummingbird and vote on their favorite based on appearance, creativity, and taste. Coliseum Cancer Institute is proud to announce that The Hummingbird’s teal drink “Fallopian Blues” is the winner and will be featured as the signature drink at the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Masquerade on Thursday. The planning committee for the Masquerade had great success painting teal ribbons on cars at Hobby Lobby on the morning of September 6th and painting teal ribbons on faces at the Mercer tailgate later that afternoon.

Tickets to the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Masquerade are $25 and can be purchased at the Coliseum Cancer Center (330 Hospital Drive, Building C, Suite 120 Macon GA) or by visiting www.masquerademacon.com. Free admission will be given to all survivors. Please join the Coliseum Cancer Institute and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance in unmasking the cancer that hides.

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