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National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and PureOlogy to Host First Annual 'NOCC and PureOlogy's Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer'
Date:9/6/2008

- CSI: Miami Star and NOCC Spokesperson, Eva La Rue, Lends Her Support as the Celebrity Host to Help Educate Women Nationwide About Ovarian Cancer -

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) and PureOlogy, its national haircare and styling partner, is hosting the first annual "NOCC and PureOlogy's Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer" at Dockweiler Beach in Playa del Ray, CA. NOCC spokesperson and CSI: Miami star Eva La Rue, who lost both her grandmother and great-grandmother to the disease, is attending the 5K run/walk in an effort to help break the silence on ovarian cancer and encourage women to educate themselves and others about the disease.

"This national walk is an exemplary event to showcase the work that NOCC and its Chapters are doing across the country to help achieve our mission of raising awareness and promoting education about ovarian cancer," said NOCC Chief Executive Officer, Carol Ansley. "And, we are very excited to have the support of both Eva La Rue and PureOlogy at our national walk -- a new, signature event for our Break the Silence educational campaign."

Also joining Eva La Rue at the 5k walk/run will be members of NOCC's newest educational initiative, Eva's Divas, a grassroots effort aimed at empowering and educating women nationwide about the symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer. To become an official member of the Eva's Divas initiative, women are encouraged to visit http://www.ovarian.org/evasdivas, where they can pledge to learn about ovarian cancer and to "pass it on" to all of the important women, friends and family members in their lives. The site also offers an e-card that women can forward to other Divas and fun tips from Eva on how to raise awareness in the Diva's community.

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