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Ovarian Cancer Walk on September 8th!

Posted August 20, 2012


I usually don't post fundraising stuff, but this is a cause near and dear to my heart so I am taking a little liberty here. I'll be walking in the Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer walk with our team, Marian's Marchers on September 8th to raise money for ovarian cancer research. My mom, Marian,  was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November of 2006 and passed away in July of 2009 after the cancer had spread. She was an amazing mom and an absolutely wonderful grandmother. We miss her each and every day.

This is our 6th year participating in this walk and raising funds for ovarian cancer research through Duke University. I am hopeful that one day there will not only be a better diagnostic tool but that there will be a cure so my daughters, your daughters and all the woman we know will not have to endure this terrible disease in the future.

If you are looking for a good cause to support - this is it! For more information on ovarian cancer or to support our team, Marian's Marchers,  click HERE.


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 21, 2012

    Thank you so much to those who have donated from this blog! I am very grateful to you!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 20, 2012

    That's awesome, Jen! We'd LOVE to have you again!! You are right - Mom was determined to finish the 2 miles and she made it. I think we were literally the last ones to cross the finish line that year, but she made it. Can;t wait to see you again! :-)

  • JenniferK Aug 20, 2012

    I teared up just a little looking at that pic! Your mom was determined to make that whole walk, and she did! I'd forgotten about the walk this year, I'd love to walk with you!