Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sherry Lapointe Continues To Raise Awareness About Ovarian Cancer

As we did last year, we want to extend our gratitude and support to Sherry Lapointe, twenty-one year veteran Occupational Therapist for the Yarmouth schools. Sherry is continuing her efforts to share information about her four year battle with ovarian cancer in order to raise awareness and educate our community and state about this disease. 

September is Ovarian Cancer awareness month. Teal is the color of Ovarian Cancer awareness. TEAL stands for Take Early Action and Live.  

The boys' soccer team sponsored the second Ovarian Cancer Awareness game on Saturday, September 12th. Coach Hagerty honored survivors and their families, along with those we've lost to this disease. He also shared important statistics and information about ovarian cancer:

 Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women. A woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 75. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States in 2015 about 21,290 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Thankfully, the rate at which women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer has been slowly falling over the past 20 years but we are hoping for far more work to be done.

Our thanks to Coach Hagerty and the team for their work to raise awareness about this disease. 

The HMS staff wore teal on Fridays in September in support of Sherry, and recognition of the awareness campaign.

We thank Sherry for all she's continuing to do to educate our community about ovarian cancer.

Ray Swissler, Roberto Borda, Cody Lapointe, Sherry Lapointe. Donna Gorden, Gary Lapointe, Logan Lapointe, Melanie Decker (Oncology Nurse) and Jason Lachance (Oncologist)

HMS staff

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