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Take Ten to High-Five HERA and Help Save Lives
HERA aims to raise $50,000 in memory of the non-profit's founder Sean Patrick
BOULDER, COLO. (June 1, 2009) On June 13, HERA will honor the memory of Sean Patrick, the brain trust and creative force behind the HERA Women's Cancer Foundation, who passed away in January 2009 due to complications related to ovarian cancer. High-five Sean and HERA by donating $5, $50, or $500 to the HERA Foundation, now through June 13, and help HERA reach its goal of raising $50,000. One hundred percent of the money raised will go toward the organization's research and awareness initiative programs. Please make your donation at www.herafoundation.org.
A memorial for Sean will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June 13 on Aspen Mountain. The service will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a picnic. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and picnic lunch, and a wild scarf or flamboyant accessory to wear to celebrate Sean's colorful spirit and flair for life.
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, one in 57 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. With early detection, more than 90 percent will survive. Currently, only 24 percent of ovarian cancer is caught early .
About the HERA Foundation
The HERA Foundation is a registered 501 (c) 3, whose mission is to stop the loss of mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, partners, and girlfriends from ovarian cancer by empowering women to take control of their health, empowering the medical community to find new directions in ovarian cancer research, and empowering communities to provide support. For more information, visit www.herafoundation.org.