Last month I was asked to be a part of an Ovarian Cancer Symposium at St Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick. This symposium was not being organized by a national ovarian cancer organization or even a local organization. Rather it is organized by a young lady to raise awareness of the disease both her grandmother and aunt have faced. Kristin Gmunder, of Branchburg, is a junior in high school and this Symposium will help her achieve her Gold Award in Girl Scouting. She believes that women of all ages should know the symptoms and risks of ovarian cancer.
The day will include speeches on ovarian cancer symptoms, genetics, nutrition, advocacy and survivor stories. Details about the event can be found here.
I am impressed by the motivation and organizational skills of this young lady and I look forward to meeting her in person!
Every Day is a Blessing!