Friday, September 3, 2010

Another Survivor Spreading Awareness

I first met Courtney at the LiveStrong Survivors Summit in Austin in 2006. We were diagnosed with OC within 4 months of each other. Heck, we both had abdominal pain on the left side that sent us to the ER. She was 23 and I was 50. We have stayed in touch even though she is in Ohio and I am in NJ. And we both continue to LIVESTRONG!
Below is an e-mail she sent me - I am pleased to pass along some info for those in the state of OHIO.

Hi Everyone!

It's Teal Time !!

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, as proclaimed by the president of the United States of America. Wow ... a whole month dedicated to ovarian cancer awareness!! Teal is the official color of ovarian cancer, and I'd like to ask that you consider wearing teal throughout this month, espcially on "Teal Day" , which is Friday, Sept. 3, as a sign of support for all those who have been affected by ovarian cancer. I know it might be hard to find teal clothing items, but consider wearing a teal ribbon on your shirt or in your hair, a teal pin on your lapel, a teal wristband, or any other type of teal jewelry or accessories.

On Friday, Sept. 3, there's a plan for the Portsmouth High School football coaching staff and cheerleaders to wear something TEAL during their football game to promote ovarian cancer awareness. There will also be a special prayer in the Trojan locker room with the players before the game for all the people touched by ovarian cancer.

Also this month, we are taking a crew to Columbus for the annual "Strides for Hope" 5k run/walk on Sunday, Sept. 12, to promote ovarian cancer education and awareness. The walk is an effort to prevent women from being impacted by this disease. It also provides a festive opportunity for families to celebrate survivorship, and to honor those who have lost their battle with ovarian cancer. If you would like to join our team or make a donation, just let me know! I'll be sending out another e-mail reminder about the walk next week.

There is some great information about ovarian cancer and ovarian cancer awareness month, especially the official proclamation by President Obama, at the following Web sites: &

As always, thank you very much for your love and support in the fight against ovarian cancer. Feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends & family members and remind them that SEPTEMBER is OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!


Every Day is a Blessing! I am blessed to have Courtney in my life.

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