Tuesday, August 19, 2008


This coming Saturday is the annual walk/run for OROC. (OutRun Ovarian Cancer) My daughter and I are going to participate with another mom and daughter. We are doing this in memory of the two most important women in our lives...my mom and my mother-in-law (Nana and Grandma), both of whom died from this awful disease.

OROC's goal is to raise awareness about this disease and to hopefully, one day help researchers find an early detection test. At this point, there is no reliable detection test, so many women find out that they have the disease when it's already metastasized.

If you'd like to learn more about how you can help, please visit the OROC.org website.

There is also a fellow beadweaver, Kerrie Slade, who has designed and created beaded awareness ribbon pins to benefit The Wellness Community and the American Institute for Cancer Research. To learn more about her endeavors, please visit her blog Kerrie Slade. If you would like to purchase an awareness bracelet and have the proceeds benefit OROC, please check out the "Charitable Items" section of my Etsy shop.

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