JOIN US IN CELEBRATING WORLD OVARIAN CANCER DAY ON THE 8TH OF MAY!
This year, we will share in a worldwide campaign launched from Berlin – the emotionally
moving video „Chocolate“ will go viral around the world on social media.
On May 8, this video clip will be simultaneously posted in more than 100 social communities
worldwide for the first time, thus connecting and informing as many people as possible
about this rare but very serious gynaecological disease. The campaign is supported
by the largest European and worldwide medical groups for ovarian cancer, including
European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO), Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup,
International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS) and European Network of Gynaecological
Cancer Advocacy Groups (ENGAGe).
The protagonist of the video clip is a young woman, Nancy Dietze, who in her mid-20’s
received the shocking diagnosis of ovarian cancer. With this result she not only
fought with cancer, but also campaigned during her therapy for more attention and
support for this disease. She left the video to the important educational work of
the German Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Co-founder of the Foundation and also doctor
of the protagonist Professor Jalid Sehouli was deeply impressed by the gift from
his patient. „We were immediately taken with the film and wanted as many people as
possible to see it worldwide. That's how the idea was born to translate this film
into as many languages as possible and post it worldwide.“
Using sensitive words, great music and lots of chocolate the video shows what goes
on inside a patient after receiving the diagnosis and what emotions such as anger,
grief and hope are experienced. Together with the renowned photo and video artist
Daniel Hetzel and the composer Mathias Fritsche, a moving video clip was created.
The imagery in this video leaves the viewer breathless
and at the same time respectful of the protagonist's
power and it also encourages people.
At the beginning of the year, Nancy Dietze died at the
age of 31 from the consequences of ovarian cancer.
The event and the video will touch many people even