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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.

Please help with even a $10 donation!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Local Press

My local paper did an article on me this week. I was pretty excited because it is on page 2 and took up almost the entire page. I know you can't read this but click on it and it should take you to the website for the publication.

On another note, I am busy booking flights, cars, hotels and making plans for a bunch of states. I almost have the schedule mapped out and it is coming together quite nicely. Stay tuned; I should be posting more details soon. Now I have to stop eating cookies and actually train.
Happy holidays to all!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Year In Review

Thanks to your donations in 2010, OCRF researchers have worked hard to push forward the science of ovarian cancer. Below is a partial list of the exciting discoveries made by OCRF researchers this year. With each new finding, momentum is being created to change the future so that no woman has to die from this disease. To learn more about an individual finding, go to the OCRF website at We are all in this together and your contributions have made a difference. Thanks so much!

  • Discovered five gene variants linked to ovarian cancer
  • Revealed how microRNA regulates ovarian cancer stem cells
  • Shown that the change in CA-125 over time can be useful for early detection
  • Discovered a protein that boosts the creation of ovarian cancer blood vessels
  • Identified SIK2 as a potential target for ovarian cancer therapy

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Alaska Weighing In

Good news! I have been invited to race in Alaska at the Tri the Kenai triathlon in June. It is very exciting because the race is the culmination of a 3 day festival in honor of the area and the Kenai River that runs through the town. I am working out the details but it looks like a great opportunity to meet lots of people and spread the word about my campaign.
Holiday chaos is here and in between festive moments, I am trying to plan my race calendar. Hopefully by early January I will have it locked in. But in the meantime, hearing from states with generous offers to participate in their races is in the true spirit of giving and is making my holiday season that much more festive. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shout Out To The Firefighters of Texas

The Highland Park Department of Public Safety has stepped up and is going to race with me in their home state of Texas. One of their own, John, read about me in Triathlete Magazine and contacted me. His wife is an ovarian cancer survivor and he was looking for a venue to raise awareness and donations for the cause. We have joined forces and his crew and I are all racing in the St Patty's Day Triathlon in Texas on March 13, 2011. Better still, he has developed a fundraising page and is trying to raise much needed funds on behalf of my campaign. I am so grateful for John and the gang of Highland Park, Texas for getting on board and joining me in this important battle. Please help with even a $5 donation. It will take all of us working together to find a method of early detection for ovarian cancer.