As founder of one of the most successful ovarian cancer foundations, I want to thank so many survivors, families, volunteers, donors, and medicals professionals for supporting us. This message is difficult at best for me to write, but life events have taken me down a different path.
First, I’m grateful to be cancer free for over thirteen years. While I write that with joy, I’m ever mindful of friends that have succumb to the disease, the very disease I have beaten thus far. Life is a mystery. I have moved from Arizona to Arkansas, closer to my family in Tennessee, with the goal of living life a bit more!
Teal It Up Ovarian Cancer Foundation as we know it will dissolve. I would like followers of our organization to consider National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) as your charity of choice. They do many things that support survivors, and I am an advocate for them. Jaime Aiken is their manager in Arizona, for the Mountain & Pacific Regions.
To say I have been blessed would be an understatement. Working in tandem with the board of directors and sponsoring the many events that have reached numerous survivors will always be etched in my memory. Our mission was very survivor focused and we have stayed the course. The teal team was fiercely committed, and every dollar donated was wisely spent.
We still have work to do because ovarian cancer is still a wicked disease. I’m happy to report that the money we have left will go toward the effort that NOCC put toward the license plate campaign in Arizona. By December 2023, a person can opt to have a teal ribbon on their plate, with the funding for ovarian cancer research as the benefactor. Plus, it’s just such a great way to get the word out about the disease. The foundation is also donating $10k to the 2024 survivor’s retreat, hosted by NOCC in Scottsdale, AZ.
Right up unTEAL the very end, we have been busy making sure we are spending our last funds thoughtfully. We think we have and again, we thank all our supporters. My thoughts and prayers will always be with you. My heart beats strong for the privilege of having served each of you. May God bless.
Founder, Teal It Up Ovarian Cancer Foundation