This post isn’t travel related, but I want to draw attention to ovarian cancer. I’d heard it mentioned in the news a few times but never knew the statistics and stories behind the disease. I interviewed Kelli Sargent for the Huffington Post on her experience with the effects of the cancer. When her mother, Nanci, was diagnosed, they partnered on a run/walk fundraiser, Run For Her, which has raised $6 million for research. Kelli and her father have continued to honour Nanci’s legacy, as well as the lives of so many women, by coordinating the annual event.
It’s easy to fear a cancer tagged a “silent killer” for the inability to detect it in the early stages. Here’s hoping we get more research and more answers soon. Upcoming runs are scheduled for:
Saturday, September 20, 2014 – Inaugural Run for Her Bay Area.
Sunday, November, 9 – 10, 2014 Annual Run for Her in Los Angeles.
If you’d like to read Kelli’s story, the interview is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marina-chetner/run-for-her-facing-ovaria_b_5808334.html