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Anonymous (reply to Annette Leal Mattern)


How do I get some of your energy? You have and are doing such wonderful work in ovarian cancer awareness.

I am working with a great non-profit organization called, "Breast Friends" in Portland, Oregon. Even though they started out as a breast cancer support group, they have recently started branching out into other women's cancers as well. I am their ovarian cancer spokesperson. They also have affiliates in Florida, Michigan and Mississippi, and are always encouraging more cities and individuals to get involved.

We just spent the last weekend at the Komen Health Fair and the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in Portland, raising over two million dollars for breast cancer research. We had three booths, and I handed out information for ovarian cancer and talked to many women in mine. I am amazed at how many women know absolutely nothing about ovca, or that Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is in September! I hope to see the day when ovarian cancer gets as much recognition as breast cancer research has received.

Stay strong!


September 22, 2010 - 11:16am


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