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My journey as a writer began as a child. I wrote poems and short stories which were my way of dealing with various life changing events. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. My first book is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received two awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. My second book is a novel Novy's Son, about one man's attempt to find love and acceptance from his father. This is an all too common problem in our society. My third book, Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is about the love affair between this great American sculptor and his model. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2017.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Honoring a Survivor

An active member of the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida passed away yesterday after battling ovarian cancer for the past 11 years. I did not know Jeanne Lowke very well, but it is thanks to her that I became involved in two support groups from the Orlando area. The two times I was in her presence I was impressed with her outgoing, friendly, and positive outlook. She served on the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida board, working tirelessly to educate women about this too often fatal disease. She supported women and their families through her volunteer work.
It is my mission to also reach out to the public, because it is through increased awareness that more women will be diagnosed sooner; a more reliable form of testing will be found; more funding will be available for research; and a cure will one day be found. That is why I wrote my soon to be published book.
Ovarian cancer was the silent killer; today we refer to its whispering symptoms; perhaps soon we will say cancer no more.
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