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My journey as a writer began as a child, but my first published book came as a result of my ovarian cancer diagnosis. The title is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received three awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. 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. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


     "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." (Mother Teresa)

     Here in Lake County, Florida, there is an organization called "Women for Hospice," the sole purpose of which is to raise money for the patient and extended care only in the Cornerstone Hospice program.
This wonderful organization was started about 20 years ago by Ermyne Pearson. There are now approximately over 300 members; all functions are done by volunteers; and there are no paid employees. Last December Women for Hospice wrote a check for a little over $100,000.00 to Cornerstone Hospice.

After her sister died of breast cancer, Nancy Goodman Brinker started the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1982. In 2008 it was changed to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and adopted the pink ribbon as its logo. Millions of dollars have been raised for research and awareness.


     Three time survivor of ovarian cancer, Bonnie Donihi, in 1997 sat at a kitchen table with other survivors and supporters which was the start of the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida. Their first event in 1999 was a candlelight vigil where 500 people attended. Since then this organization administers grant money for education and research at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing and the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.

    Each of the women mentioned have given generously of their time, knowledge, and skills because of love. Their acts of kindness has impacted so many people and we are a better world because of them. My personal thanks to each of them...where would we be today without them? We each can do small things with great love.

      Please share about someone you know who has done similar acts of love. Just click on the comment button below. We can all learn from each other and your sharing is important.


Shirley Corder said...

Thanks for telling us about this organisation, Karen.

Karen Ingalls said...

You are welcome, Shirley. There are some kind and generous people in the world doing some wonderful things.