Over the last 3 years I’ve discovered cancer is a double-edge sword. One side brutally wounds, tortures and destroys; it’s heartbreaking and insufferable. The opposite side opens hearts with an outpouring of love & compassion and invites new experiences & friendships that harden over time. For our little group, Kathy has been a motivator and […]
Sara is my oldest daughter, who always makes me proud and fills me with love and inspiration. She battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a teenager and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 5 years ago. She is a survivor who is filled with empathy for others who are facing challenges. Sara is a soulful warrior who listens […]
My dear sister, Kathy was such a strong & courageous fighter against this terrible disease. She lost her battle & went to heaven in 2016. We started Kathy’s Krew & SummeRun when she was still here & it was always an inspiration for her. I walk in her memory and help with the fight against […]
My mom is a survivor and inspires me to live my life to the fullest. I am thankful every day that she is here to chat with, have family dinners with and spend time with my kids. Love you, Mom!
My mom died on July 25, 2020 from ovarian cancer. She was just 50 years old, and had been battling ovarian cancer for 3 years. My mom and I had an extremely close relationship, and my love for her is what originally led me to my passion for women’s health. My passion for women’s health […]
My sister is my greatest inspiration. Not only did she beat cancer as a teenager, she is now a 5+ year ovarian cancer survivor. She has shown tremendous courage and bravery with every challenge she has faced, all while providing support to her friends and family without hesitation. I am blessed to honor her today […]
Sarah Volkmann, Karen’s mom. Sarah was diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly after Karen earned her wings. Sarah is a devoted wife, great mother, and friend, plus a loving Gramma and GG. We walk for you and love you!
Mom battled stage 4 ovarian cancer for nearly 12 years. 12 years of strength, courage, and hope. 12 years of fighting so she would be there for 12 more… 12 more summer vacations, 12 more Christmases, 12 more anniversaries, 12 more years of birthdays, a wedding, the births of four grandchildren and millions of smiles, […]
Lynn was a teacher that became a friend, mentor, and fake mom. She inspired me as a wife, mother, and teacher and helped support and guide me as a person who had very few of those adults in my life growing up. She was an amazing woman whose legacy will live on forever.
I am blessed to have such a strong and loving mother to look up to and learn from. You are an inspiration! An endless giver, you provide support to others that have been impacted by cancer and contribute to essential research efforts for better detection and treatments. I look forward to a year when the […]