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As an ovarian cancer survivor, I will race in 50 triathlons in all 50 states by 50-years-old to raise $100,000 for ovarian cancer research. This campaign is self inspired, self orchestrated and 100% self funded. In addition, all in-kind donations are turned into cash donations by me in the same name of the person who donates. I race for women who have lost their battle, women undergoing treatment and women yet to be diagnosed.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Super Saturday, QVC and Me!

It all started with Super Saturday and QVC.  In 2010 my first interview was aired and from there, my campaign was catapulted.  Until then I hadn't started a social media campaign, nor considered myself a spokesperson for this disease.  It quickly became apparent this was a new direction for my 50x50x100 campaign.  On July 26 at this year's Super Saturday event, QVC will do a follow up story and I will be interviewed again.  What an exciting opportunity to share an update on the campaign and also continue to educate viewers on early detection and signs and symptoms.  Find your QVC station and tune in from 2-4 pm to watch Super Saturday LIVE.  Oh, and do some shopping while you're at it.  It all benefits a great cause.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

2014 Triathlon Season Has Begun

What a great start to the triathlon season!  I was able to be the guest kick-off speaker at the Power of the Woman Triathlon.  An inaugural, all women's event, the venue provided a solid opportunity for me to talk to women about ovarian cancer.  Especially exciting was that I encouraged my Gyn-Onc to race her first triathlon that day.  It was very special to share the day with the woman who saved my life seven years ago.
I wound up taking 1st in my age group which has qualified me for the USATriathlon Nationals in Wisconsin.  I won't be able to race it but it was very exciting to qualify. 
Next weekend is the Lake Hickory Triathlon in North Carolina.  So as you can tell, even though the five year, $100K goal was met, the campaign is far from over.  I will continue to traverse the country in an effort to save lives, educate women and men about signs and symptoms and raise much needed funds to help find a method of early detection. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Alas, the Video

Triathlete faces toughest battle of her life | Verizon FiOS1 News - Long Island

More Good Press

The campaign got some great attention at the beginning of spring from Verizon FioS1 News. It recently aired and made a good impact. Several women contacted me about ovarian cancer with questions and comments. That's what it's all about... Spreading the message.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Survivors Teaching Students

I have been very fortunate to be able to participate in a program called Survivors Teaching Students; Saving Women's Lives sponsored by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.   In hundreds of medical schools around the country, survivors enter the classroom and speak to med students during their 3rd year.  It is shown to be most effective then because at that point in their education they are hungry for real-life stories and case histories.  If something I say saves ONE LIFE, it is worth it.  I participate as often as I can and always love the experience.  It's all about spreading the message.