Building awareness around the world in an effort to reach as many woman and young girls as possible, and educate them on the dangers of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecological cancer because there are no screening test to detect it during the early stages. Once the symptoms start to arise, it is usually too late giving the carrier minimal chances of survival.
2012 Fashion Show at the Miami Railroad Museum on the grounds of Zoo Miami
Yoga & Brunch our newest and most exclusive event. After an hour of yoga we all gather around for brunch and chat about our experiences. Cancer patients have the opportunity to share their stories and get support.
Celebrating Life was created to remember the character of Martha Casado. She was always a very happy girl, ready to party at any time. She loved music and dancing. This event was created to celebrate her life, other women fighting cancer, and those that have survived. It is held every year on what would have been her birthday, July 29, 1957.
Teal jars, hand made by volunteer High School students. At 9pm these are the jars we light up with a mini non-flame candle.
T-Shirt and accessories. The woman in the picture is an actual cancer survivor.
Doc It Foundation was able to share building awareness around the world with the Miami Tower. We are celebrating the first time ever that the Miami Tower will turn TEAL to help Doc It Foundation build awareness on ovarian cancer in Miami. You are all invited to experience this event with us.
Annual fashion show dedicated to the strong women in our community, survivors! They are treated like celebrities, where they are allowed to go on stage and share their stories. They enter free and eat and drink for free.
Once a year we host this event called "Celebrating Life" where we meet at a local restaurant. We network and chat with others, have a few cocktails, and laugh a bit.
The purpose is to honor those women fighting cancer, salute survivors, and in memory of those we have lost.
Then at or around 9pm, we light up our teal jars and say a prayer, everyone is allowed to say something.
Once a year we host a fashion show. Every year we get a little more response then the year before.
We host this fashion show as a fund raiser to assist in the purchase of wigs and makeup we use for our LGFG Project
We use local designers to help expand their business while showcasing them to the community. Women with cancer, survivors and recently diagnosed are the feature guests. They are treated like celebrities each given a chance to say their stories.
Last year we had 10 women, one as young as 21 with stage IV ovarian cancer. She was told that the chemo was no longer working.
Look Good Feel Good Project - Chemo Spa
This event was created in memory of my sister Martha. I always travel back and forth to chemo with her. After she passed away in 2008, I thought about creating something she would have liked, so we created LGFG Project. Where we go and do our best to get them to smile, We play games, talk about anything. Plus we provide complimentary wigs, makeup makeovers and assistance when necessary.
Aboard the Majesty of the Sea, held a luncheon for Doc It Foundation. It was a whole half a day event, where we were given a VIP tour of the ship. We met some very interesting and loving people. We were able to reach 15 women who had no knowledge of ovarian cancer and how there are no screening test to detect it. 95% of women believe that a pap-smear detects all cancers, failing to realize that this silent killer may be growing inside of them without being detected.
Yoga-Fashion and Brunch for Cancer
Gather a few women to participate in a half hour yoga class, followed by brunch with stories of cancer patients. I introduce Doc It foundation and tell them my story, then our guest share their stories, how their cancer was detected, what stage are they in, basically anything they want to share. At this point we cry, we laugh and we learn about each other.
Finally a mini fashion show.
Responsible for all funds receiving and paying.
Gisett Taveras de Duque
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.