There is a new band out there who is extraordinary in every way. They are N.E.D., a group of gynecologic cancer surgeons who are using their musical talents for good. The goal of this band is to raise awareness about women’s cancer. Their CD will be released on September 8th which coincides with Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month and an information booklet, “What Every Woman Should Know”, is included with every physical and digital EP.
The band members of N.E.D. are all practicing gynecologic oncologists who guide women (and their families) through cancer diagnoses. N.E.D. stands for No Evidence of Disease – the ultimate goal that treatment will completely terminate the disease. What I absolutely love is that these surgeons wrote their lyrics and music themselves and collaborated primarily through video conferencing. It is amazing what people can accomplish when they put their minds together to accomplish a shared goal!
Listen to “She Sings To Me” by N.E.D.:
Their CD includes songs that range from indie to folk rock. Proceeds from the sale of the CD (and live performances) will be donated to the N.E.D. Cancer Foundation which is supported by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF). The proceeds are going to be used to support the new Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement (GCAM) to be launched with the first annual Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Day and Race (a half marathon) on November 8th, 2009.
Are you going to support the cause? I am!
View more info about N.E.D. – No Evidence of Disease
Info About Gynecologic Cancer
Gynecologic cancers are the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells originating in the female reproductive organs, including the cervix, ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva. They are caused by certain classes of genes that promote the growth of cancer. This abnormal function of the genes can be acquired through smoking, aging, environmental factors and can also be inherited.
Every woman is at risk for developing a gynecologic cancer. It is estimated that there will be about 80,000 new cases diagnosed and approximately 28,000 deaths from gynecologic cancers in the United States each year.
There are many things you could do to protect yourself and loved ones. Learn how to self examine, this offers the best chance at the detection of certain types of gynecologic cancers in their earliest stages, when successful treatment is most possible. You should also visit your gynecologist once a year, get your children vaccinated (for HPV), live healthy (eat right, exercise and make healthy lifestyle choices) and finally if cancer runs in your family – get tested!