This event is purposefully held during International Ovarian Cancer Awareness month to further along the organization’
Miss Alyssa Paulsen, former Miss USA Ambassador, will emcee the event that will include welcome remarks from OCSA Board member Kristin Junkas, DVM. Meet Geri McNeely Schultz, author of the Kristie’s Excellent Adventures children’s book series, and thoughtfully selected vendors including Marian’s Gifts, a family venture with distinctive hand-made gifts and Strom Family Farm, an aspiring organic farm in Kane County, IL growing fresh, locally produced vegetables.
This year, OCSA continued its awareness efforts by successfully launching its Veterinary Outreach Program (VOP) in collaboration with the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA). This program engages and collaborates with veterinarians, whose medical disciplines charged with promoting and protecting public heath, ensuring an environment free of animal-borne diseases in addition to caring for animals.
VOP member clinics participating at the Walk for the Goose include Elmhurst Animal Care Center, Gateway Veterinary Clinic, Integrative Pet Care, Springbrook Animal Hospital, Wheaton Animal Hospital, and Wright Animal Hospital. The veterinary tent will include emergency veterinarians from the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation and a Pet Ambulance from Partners and Paws. Representatives from The Buddy Foundation will be there with adoptable dogs and cats.
Tickets for the Walk for the Goose are $35 and include lunch, beverages and teal leashes for dogs walking with owners. Students $25; Children $20; Scouts $10. All proceeds will be donated to OCSA. Visit www.ovariancancersymptomawareness.org to buy tickets.
About the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization (OCSA)
OCSA is a Section 501 (c) (3) charitable organization founded in 2010 to educate women and their families about the silent symptoms of ovarian cancer and the need for early detection and treatment. Donations to OCSA are tax deductible as a charitable gift. For questions concerning tax deductibility, please consult a tax advisor. Follow the accomplishments and find key information about this cause on Facebook at OCSAChicago, on Twitter @ocsachicagoorg, or visit www.ovariancancersymptomawareness.org.