Below are stories of tribute to amazing women who have fought ovarian cancer.  

A Tribute to Diane Mahlstadt

Forever in our minds ... Forever in our hearts. On March 9th, 1956, our grandparents Vito and Violet Scudiere, welcomed an angel into the world, our mom, Diane Scudiere.  She was a whopping 9 ½ pounds of love and light.  She was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Rosedale on 226th Street. Our grandparents soon welcomed into the world her sisters Doreen and Christine. She was the best role model and big sister to them.  During her childhood years, she took care of her [...]

A Tribute to Alina Anderson

33 Days… On January 6th 2021, my wife Alina was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It was 2 days after her 54th birthday. Growing up in communist Romania, she developed a bit of nostalgic flair for America, while listening to Radio Free Europe and Voice of America. At a young age she became a fan of Elvis Presley and various other artists of that genre. She was ambitious with an inner desire to become a U.S. citizen and was elated and beyond proud when that dream [...]

A Tribute to Jan Coggins

Founder and past President of Teal It Up Ovarian Cancer Foundation. An amazing, energetic Survivor ... committed to helping women with the challenges of ovarian cancer. Janice Coggins is a cancer survivor, educator, spiritual leader, and author of Ovarian Cancer? You can NOT be serious! She is a retired social worker who passionately advocates for ovarian cancer awareness. Janice’s own journey with cancer keeps her motivated to finding funds and resources for women with ovarian cancer. Janice participates in Survivors Teaching Students (sharing her story with medical [...]

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