Welcome to Lilies of the Valley!
The Lilies of the Valley is a non-profit organization for women with any of the gynecologic cancers (ovarian, uterine/endometrial, cervical, vaginal, vulvar) who live in Huntsville, north Alabama and the Tennessee Valley region. We hold monthly support group meetings on the last Tuesday of each month. We also work throughout the year to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancers, which often have subtle symptoms and can be hard to diagnose. We educate the public and the medical community through our Teal Talks program, regional health fairs, special events, partnerships with local organizations and through the one-on-one efforts of our members and volunteers.
Our mission is to educate, raise awareness, provide support and disseminate information about gynecologic cancers to cancer patients and survivors, the general public, and the medical community in the Tennessee Valley region. The Lilies of the Valley is a 501c3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers and through donations from our supporters. Donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to Lilies of the Valley, P.O. Box 14066, Huntsville, Alabama 35815. The Lilies also has a public garden on Meriden Street in downtown Huntsville where you can purchase bricks in honor or memory of women with gynecologic cancer. See the Garden page on our site for photos and information on brick orders.
When searching online for medical information, it is very important that you make sure you are seeking information from reliable sources since the Web can be a breeding ground for misinformation. Here are some sites we recommend, but always consult your physician before relying on any online health information. It is best to avoid getting information from social media, blogs or foreign websites. And beware of email solicitations that offer you free information or subscriptions.
American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
National Cancer Institute: www.nci.nih.gov
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists: http://sgo.org
Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.com
Federal site that list trials: www.nih.gov/health-information/nih-clinical-research-trials-you
Or check the website of the sponsoring facility.
Patient information and advocacy organizations:
Lilies of the Valley (Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley): www.liliesofthevalley.org
Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (Birmingham area): www.thinkoflaura.org
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance: www.ovariancancer.org (you can also sign up here for the Inspire online support group, which is a good resource.)
Women’s Cancer Network: http://wcn.org
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition: www.ovarian.org
Association of Cancer Online Resources: www.acor.org
FORCE: Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, BRCA information: http://www.facingourrisk.com