Be the Difference Foundation Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Pledges to Be The Difference in the Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

Dallas, TX, October 28, 2018 --( Be The Difference Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Be The Difference Foundation’s #EPICGiving campaign raises money to support women in the fight against ovarian cancer. Occurring this year on November 27, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Imagine a world without mothers, daughters, sisters and girlfriends. That is a world with ovarian cancer. One woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer every 24 minutes. One woman dies from ovarian cancer every 37 minutes. 70% of women diagnosed will die from the disease. Sadly, there is no routine, reliable early detection test available for ovarian cancer today.

In most cases, ovarian cancer isn’t diagnosed until it has progressed to an advanced stage. Typically, this is because ovarian cancer symptoms either aren’t apparent in the early stages of the disease or they mimic common stomach and digestive issues such as general abdominal discomfort, bloating and/or a feeling of fullness, even after a light meal, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss or gain, loss of appetite and unusual fatigue, that are often mistaken for minor ailments.

“Through the support we receive during #GivingTuesday, Be the Difference Foundation has been instrumental in providing the funds desperately needed for research,” said Shannon Albert, Executive Director of Be The Difference Foundation.

Since 2012, Be The Difference Foundation has raised more than $2.6 million. Funds raised benefit organizations working to end ovarian cancer – The Clearity Foundation, Mary Crowley Cancer Research, MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center-Perlmutter Cancer Center and The Lazarex Cancer Foundation.

To learn more about Be The Difference Foundation’s #EpicGiving campaign, please visit:

Be the Difference Foundation was formed in 2012 by four ovarian cancer survivors who wanted to “be the difference” in the fight against ovarian cancer by helping women increase their chances of survival. To achieve this goal, Be the Difference Foundation focuses on raising awareness and money to fund programs for women fighting ovarian cancer today and to provide research dollars for a cure.
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Shannon Albert