For this weeks Things I Love Thursday I wanted to talk about a group that is trying to do some good in this world. We all have our charities that we donate to, and causes that hit close to home, but this group is out there trying to raise awareness about a topic that even if you can’t relate to personally, you know someone who can, and its a topic that we all fear. That topic is Cancer, and more specifically Gynecologic Cancer. N.E.D: No Evidence of Disease is a group of six oncology surgeons from across the United States that have joined together to create a band to compose original music in order to distribute their message. The name of the band represents the hope that every gynecologic oncologist has for every patient…that at the end of treatment, their disease will be gone.
I was recently contacted by someone who asked if I would post a widget on my site linking to the N.E.D. website. Since I had never heard of this group, I was a bit baffled but agreed to take the time to listen to their new CD which they had sent to me. The CD is a mix of folk and rock. It is a very enjoyable CD, and most importantly the music sends a message.
The mission of the band is to enhance knowledge about gynecologic cancers to save lives, as well as to bring hope through music to women undergoing treatment and to the world at large.
With songs such as Rhythm Heals, Life Force and Waiting on Time, you find yourself listening to the lyrics and understanding how this music could inspire those in need. You can hear some of the songs here on the N.E.D Website . The website also shares more of the bands mission. Basically the band began as a cover band and performed at medical conferences that are dedicated to improving cancer care for women. Over time N.E.D. has become a movement with the belief that music can serve many purposes. Not only can it entertain, but it can also educate and heal.
The N.E.D website is also a great source of information that will help all women. They offer a section called What Every Woman Should Know. Every woman out there should be aware and read this section. We are all responsible for our bodies, and being educated can help save your life or the lives of others.
Cancer terrifies me. I hate it, and fear it and hope that I will be alive one day to see the cure. Did you know that over 80,000 women are affected by gynecologic cancer in the United States each year? Some of the major gynecological cancers include major cervical cancer, endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer. The gynecological Cancer Foundation is a N.E.D supporter, whose goal is to promote public awareness about the prevention, early detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers. You can find a lot of great information on their site.
September is Gynecological Cancer awareness month, so please help spread the word. If you’d like to donate you can do so here