This post isn’t directly travel related, but I wanted to share it to draw greater 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, and lives of so many women out there, by coordinating the event annually.
It’s hard not to fear a cancer that has been tagged a “silent killer” for the inability to detect it in the early stages. Here’s to more research and more answers. 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