May 2022

World Ovarian Cancer Day – Raising Awareness and Honoring Christine

May 2, 2022 | Celebration of Wellness Newsletter, May 2022, Uncategorized

What is World Ovarian Cancer Day?

Established in 2013 by a group of leaders from ovarian cancer advocacy organizations worldwide, May 8 – World Ovarian Cancer Day is the one day of the year we globally raise our voices in solidarity in the fight against ovarian cancer.

Participating in World Ovarian Cancer Day couldn’t be easier! By participating, you have the power to make a difference in the lives of women you know and love – and people from all around the world. Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rates of all female cancers because there are often delays in diagnosis. Awareness about the symptoms is low, and they are often confused with those of other, less severe illnesses.

It can be as simple as a social media post encouraging others to learn and share information about ovarian cancer. Maybe you want to have a Teal party with friends or at work? Get everyone to have some fun with teal outfits and accessories – and, of course, post it for more awareness. Please create your signs, posters, etc., with our downloadable graphics found in the Campaign Materials section above, and then add your personal touch. By taking part in World Ovarian Cancer Day, you can help to improve survival by increasing awareness of symptoms and the need for more research. Together we can reach our goal of #NoWomanLeftBehind.


We want to honor our 2021 Ovarian Cancer Superhero, Christine Castiglia, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer earlier this year. Christine, you will be missed, and we will continue to honor you and your story for many years to come. You touched so many lives during your time here on earth. Please continue to keep her loved ones in your hearts and prayers.

Christine Marie Castiglia, age 57, of Derby, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was born in Waterbury on May 18, 1964, the daughter of Elaine Ricciardi and the late Vincent J. Castiglia. Christine worked as a Clerical Assistant at Pathfinder Associate Inc. Vocational Program for over 30 years. I always was a card game enthusiast who enjoyed playing 500 Gin Rummy and Uno. Christine was an avid acrylic paint artist, game show channel enthusiast, lover of Disney, and a strong passion for cooking and reading cookbooks.

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