Throwback: World Ovarian Cancer Day 2022

Berlin is marked by demonstrations and protests on sunny Mother’s Day 2022. The rbb reports at the end of the day on peace doves in Karlshorst, the commemoration of 77 years of the end of World War 2 and also on the parade against ovarian cancer Unter den Linden. “The German Ovarian Cancer Foundation wants to draw attention to the tabooed disease ovarian cancer,” said the Abendschau.

In the colorful parade from the State Opera to the Lustgarten, cancer patients, relatives, physicians, friends and families set an example for more awareness and education in the field of ovarian, tubal and peritoneal cancer. The parade was accompanied by loud drummers, cheerleaders and numerous passers-by.

As a surprise guest, book author and speaker Teresa Zukic signed her new cookbook, which she published – two years after her cancer diagnosis – together with Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli, hot off the press. In addition to Teresa Zucik, World Ovarian Cancer Day 2022 was supported by more than 50 national and international partner institutions and celebrities. The theme of this year’s information and action day was “Nutrition and Cooking for Cancer.”

The parade was preceded by a 3-hour livestream informing about the latest therapy options for ovarian cancer and celebrated this year’s focus “Nutrition and Cooking” in a creative and refreshing way in the form of a TV cooking show. In the evening of the World Ovarian Cancer Day already more than 700 people followed the livestream. The online event with all contributions from Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Dr. Klaus Pietzner, Dr. Hannah Woopen, Dr. Robert Armbrust, Prof. Dr. Andreas Michalsen, Max Stiegl and Teresa Zucik can be viewed on demand from now on.

World Ovarian Cancer Day was also celebrated in Kiel this year. Dr. André Hohn from Kiel Municipal Hospital and Andrea Krull, Chairwoman of Eierstockkrebs Deutschland e.V., hosted a live information event with over 40 participants on site. We are very pleased that so many patients set an example for contact and exchange, after live events were not possible during the pandemic.

The guiding theme “Cooking against cancer” will be continued by the German Ovarian Cancer Foundation throughout the year 2022. In order to record results, experiences and tips in the long term, the German Ovarian Cancer Foundation is calling on people to send in their favorite recipe to be recooked. In 2023, a selection of the recipes will be published in a cookbook. All recipes that have already been donated can be found online in the culinary treasure chest.

The German Ovarian Cancer Foundation would like to sincerely thank all partners, sponsors, supporters and celebrities who helped to make this day possible, as well as all patients, family members and interested parties who participated. All partners of the World Ovarian Cancer Day 2022 as well as detailed background information and patient materials can be found here.