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St. Charles- based Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness group to host golf outing

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 3:16 p.m. CST

ST. CHARLES – The Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness organization based in St. Charles will host its second annual Golf Tournament and Dinner on July 14 at Boulder Ridge Country Club, 350 Boulder Drive, Lake in the Hills.

Proceeds will be used to increase ovarian cancer awareness as part of the Veterinary Outreach Program and to support continued sponsorship of Ohlin, a Labrador being trained in cancer detection at Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia.

Vallie Szymanski, executive director of OCSA, said increasing awareness for ovarian cancer is crucial because of the quiet nature of the disease. Szymanski said ovarian cancer is often diagnosed at stage three or four due to symptoms that can be overlooked. People do not associate bloating and cramps to cancer, Szymanski said.

Honorary Chairman Rafer Weigel, who works in Chicago-area media, will welcome 1985 Super Bowl champions and former Chicago Bears players Jim Morrissey and Otis Wilson.

Registration starts at 10 a.m.; lunch at 11 a.m.; with a shotgun start at noon; and the event will run into the evening with cocktails, dinner and a live auction.

To purchase tickets, visit www.ovariancancersymptomawareness.org/events or contact Szymanski at vallie.szymanski@ocsachicago.org.

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