Handbags for Hope

I never thought I’d see a purse made out of two bras sewn together…but I did tonight (still not too sure who would be willing to use this handbag!). I, along with a few work colleagues attended an event to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer. The event, Handbags for Hope, featured a silent auction filled with all sorts of handbags. Big and small. Designer and hand crafted. Some were even signed by celebrities.

Here’s what I learned: Ovarian cancer is one of the hardest forms of cancer to detect. The symptoms aren’t as easy to detect as other forms of cancer. Rapid weight loss and abdominal pain are two of the most common symptoms. Lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer is only about 1.6%, but the prognosis for the cancer is not good.