Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mark Your Calendars - Loehmann's is Hosting an Extraordinary Event

It's no secret that I'm a Loehmann's-a-holic. Where else can you get DESIGNER clothes at such DEEP DISCOUNTS? I even bought the dress (and three pairs of heels) that I wore to the Sex and the City Premiere and After-Party at Loehmann's. I guess they know that too, because on Tuesday of this week I received an e-mail directly from Loehmann's asking me if I thought that my readers at Champagne Living would like to know about a WONDERFUL event they are hosting. I'm honored and delighted to share this with you.

  • When: Thursday, March 26, 2009
  • Where: Loehmann's stores - nationally
  • For You: Receive an ADDITIONAL 15% off of Loehmann's already 30–65% savings
  • PLUS: - They will donate an ADDITIONAL 5% of their customers sales for the day to the OCRF
  • There will be tables set-up within the store with more information regarding Ovarian Cancer.
Ovarian cancer is the most serious gynecological cancer, and the fifth leading cause of cancer death overall. Since 1998, OCRF has awarded more than $28 million in grants to138 of the brightest researchers in the field, working from 42 leading medical centers across the country.

“We look forward to joining with our customers on March 26th to raise awareness and much needed funds to address this difficult disease,” says Jerry Politzer, CEO, Loehmann’s. “We’re pleased to make a contribution to important medical research that we hope will one day identify and create a cure for ovarian cancer.”

Here's what YOU need to know about Ovarian Cancer

The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and subtle, making it difficult to diagnose. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer but there are tests which can detect ovarian cancer when patients are at high risk or have early symptoms. Until we have better early detection tools, all women should be educated about the disease so they can achieve early diagnosis and successful treatment.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic and/or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)

Several other symptoms have been commonly reported by women with ovarian cancer including fatigue, indigestion, back pain, pain with intercourse, constipation, and menstrual irregularities. These symptoms are not as useful in identifying ovarian cancer as they are also frequently found in women in the general population who do not have ovarian cancer.

Risk Factors

  • Increasing age, with highest occurrence in women over 50
  • Family or personal history of ovarian, breast, endometrial, or colon cancer
  • Uninterrupted ovulation (having no pregnancies, infertility, low parity)
  • Presence of gene mutations, especially BRCA 1 or BRCA 2

Prevention & Risk Reduction

  • Use of oral contraceptives for more than five years can reduce risk by approximately 50%
  • Multiple pregnancies, having first full-term pregnancy before the age of 25
  • Breast feeding
  • Hysterectomy/Tubal Ligation substantially reduces risk
  • Removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes (oopherectomy) dramatically reduces the risk of ovarian cancer. Primary peritoneal cancer which is microscopically almost identical to ovarian cancer can still occur but is infrequent

Medical Detection of Ovarian Cancer

  • “Bimanual exam” by gynecologist should be done with every annual check-up
  • Transvaginal ultrasound tests can show masses or irregularities worth checking further
  • CA125 blood test measures a blood substance that may be raised if cancer is present; this test is not endorsed as a screening method, but may be required if suspected.

So, please join this wonderful company with a heart and go to Loehmann's on March 26. You'll save MONEY and help to SAVE LIVES. I will be at there shopping and supporting OCRF in the Loehmann's in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.


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