BLOG: Fighting Ovarian Cancer, One Step at a Time

BLOG: Fighting Ovarian Cancer, One Step at a Time

11.27.12 Ovarian cancer survivor Pam MacDonald (far right), was recognized as the 2012 Silent No More Walk/Run’s top individual fundraiser at MOCA’s Awards Night earlier this month. In her Teal Together guest post, Pam tells us about her motivation to fundraise for MOCA.

November is a milestone month for me. It was 9 years ago this November – just before Thanksgiving actually – when I was diagnosed with Stage III ovarian cancer. The journey that began in November 2003 has been a difficult one, but one that has led me to a passion that I would never have had in my life before cancer – fundraising for ovarian cancer research through my support of MOCA.

What an honor it was, then, earlier this month, to be recognized as the 2012 Silent No More Walk/Run’s top individual fundraiser at MOCA’s Awards Night. I’m proud to say I raised $5,150 for MOCA. For those of you who have fundraised, you know that it takes a wide network of supportive friends, family, co-workers and more to ask and get them motivated to support your cause. But I’ve found that when you are so committed to a cause, it’s an easy ask – because so many people want to be there to support you in any way they can.

Over the past few years, ovarian cancer research has developed into a true calling for me – it’s the reason behind my desire to fundraise thousands of dollars each year. I am so proud to support MOCA, which is one of the largest non-profit fundraisers of ovarian cancer research in the nation, and I feel that something really big is going to come from the MOCA-funded research projects. That’s why I do what I can to support MOCA.

Fundraising for the Silent No More Walk/Run is over (until next year of course!) but the need to raise money for ovarian cancer research, support, education and programming continues year-round.

I ask that you consider giving what you can to MOCA this holiday season. You’ll be making a difference for the women and families that MOCA serves – women like me and so many others.

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to MOCA.