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Be the Difference Foundation

Be The Difference Foundation was formed by four ovarian cancer survivors in different phases of survivorship who all share the same passion, to Be the Difference and end the fight against ovarian cancer. Sadly, almost 70% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die from their disease within 5 years. These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends and they deserve better! We all deserve better. Our mission is to help women increase their chance of survival of ovarian cancer. To achieve this goal, our efforts are focused on raising awareness and money to fund programs for women fighting ovarian cancer today and to provide research dollars for a cure.

Website: http://www.bethedifferencefoundation.org

Check out this video from the NOCC DFW Chapter's Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. It was a great day, and we were happy to be part of it!

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NOCC Dallas/Forth Worth Chapter 2015 Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer
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The first ever ‪#‎ovariancancer‬ vaccine has been granted orphan drug status by U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
http://www.empr.com/drugs-in-th…le/458980/

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For all you green juice/smoothie lovers, here's an ovarian health cocktail for you to try! ☛

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Abcodia Ltd, maker of the ROCA® Test for the early detection of ovarian cancer, announced initial U.S. availability for use by physicians in five states: Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Texas. The test is already being used in the U.K.

Women living in these five states can obtain the test by downloading and completing an online request form, securing their physician's approval and having a blood sample collected by a healthcare professional. Initially, the ROCA® Test will be available only on a self-pay basis while Abcodia establishes its reimbursement strategy through public and private payers.

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Abcodia Announces Initial U.S. Availability of the ROCA®... -- BOSTON and CAMBRIDGE, England, December 2, 2015 /PR Newswire UK/ --
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The ‪#‎Classy100‬ is an annual showcase of the top nonprofits and organizations on the Classy.org platform and the ground breaking work they have achieved. For the second year in a row, Be The Difference Foundation made the Top 25!

This would not have been possible without your continued support. We are truly indebted to each and every one of you who have joined us in the fight against ovarian cancer. THANK YOU!

This ‪##GivingTuesday‬, give the gift of hope to women currently fighting ovarian cancer by making a donation at: https://www.classy.org/checkout/donation?eid=65005

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Be The Difference in Ovarian Cancer on #GIVINGTUESDAY
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Last November, Hyong lost Catherine, his wife of 15 years, to ovarian cancer. As the anniversary of her death grew closer, he faced two options: Yield to the pain, or do something about it.

He chose to write.

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Charlotte man honors his wife with 100 love notes on the anniversary of her death
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Black Friday. Cyber Monday. GivingTuesday. How can you be the difference in the fight against ovarian cancer on December 1?

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#GivingTuesday 2015
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Great news on the ‪#‎earlydetection‬ front!

“We are extremely optimistic that our findings will lead to a highly accurate, non-invasive clinical procedure to detect ovarian cancer very early in its development,” said John McDonald, Chief Research Officer at the Ovarian Cancer Institute.

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The Ovarian Cancer Institute and Georgia Tech Develop a Procedure to Detect Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer
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The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - DFW Chapter Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer was a success! We are waiting on final numbers, but approximately 1,500 participants came out to Lone Star Park to take a stand against this disease. Truly incredible!

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One year ago, we lost our vibrant and tenacious Helen to ovarian cancer, the disease she tirelessly fought for five years. Helen did not just fight for her own life, but also for the lives of all women battling ovarian cancer through her work with Be the Difference Foundation. Although our hearts are heavy, we will continue to be the difference for Helen and all of the mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and friends gone too soon.

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Registration is now CLOSED for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition DFW Chapter Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, but you can still make a donation! If you're attending the Run/Walk, look for the Be The Difference Foundation tent. We will be handing out information about Wheel to Survive.

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DFW Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer - Home
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Join us next Saturday, November 14th at Lone Star Park for the 15th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, hosted by National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - Dallas/Fort Worth! There's still time to register to participate, and Be The Difference Foundation will be out there spreading the word and recruiting riders for Wheel to Survive Dallas 2016. For more information on the Run/Walk, visit this link:

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DFW Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer - Home
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“I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer,’ ” wrote Angelina Jolie, detailing her decision to go ahead with preventative surgery earlier this year in a The New York Times op-ed earlier this year.

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Angelina Jolie on Her Surgeries: 'I Can't Wait to Hit 50 and Know I Made It'
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"I find it funny, because people say, 'Thank God they caught it.' They didn't catch it at all — I did. If I hadn't caught it, I'd be dead. For sure."

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A Pinup Model Pins Down Cancer: Elly Mayday
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In 2014, actor Patrick Dempsey lost his mother to ovarian cancer. He continues to honor his late mother through The Dempsey Challenge, a run, walk and bike fundraiser. This year, the event drew nearly 4,000 participants and raised more than $1.1 million for The Patrick Dempsey Cancer for Cancer Hope & Healing.

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How Patrick Dempsey is honoring his late mother after her cancer battle
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Researchers say women with infertility issues are at a 60% higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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Can infertility point to ovarian cancer risk?
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For the fourth year in a row, Be The Difference Foundation is honored to be the beneficiary of the Women's Council of Realtors Dallas Chapter's High Tea. Check out this great promo video they created for us! Thank you, WCR Dallas, for your support of our mission to "be the difference" in the fight against ovarian cancer.

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Be the Difference Promo
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The Douglas Levine Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center investigates the genomic basis of ovarian and uterine cancers to improve prevention and control of these diseases. Recent clinical trials have shown ovarian cancer patients with inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are uniquely sensitive to a category of drugs called PARP inhibitors. MSKCC is working to identify other related genomic alterations that result in sensitivity to PARP inhibitors so patients without BRCA mutations can experience the same theraputic benefit. Read more about their research and findings here: http://bit.ly/1NaZl6E

Through dollars raised at Wheel to Survive, Be The Difference Foundation is proud to assist in funding this ground-breaking research.]

Wheel to Survive ‪#‎SanFrancisco‬ is just around the corner! Help us reach our next milestone of $50K raised by making a donation or register to ride with us on November 1st: http://bit.ly/1H7K2pk

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The Douglas Levine Lab
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Indoor cycling doesn't have to be intimidating. Here's seven pointers to make your first ride a smooth—and sweaty—success.

Register now for Wheel to Survive San Francisco!
San Francisco - November 1, 2015

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Wheel to Survive San Francisco 2015 " Be the Difference Foundation
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