Marcia was diagnosed with Stage II ovarian cancer and Stage I uterine cancer in June 2013. She completed 6 rounds of chemo in November 2013. After her surgery, while searching for information about ovarian cancer, she discovered the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance. During her first visit to the office, she was greeted with such support and kindness that even though she was anxious about chemo, she decided to sign up and attend the MOCA Mid Summer Night’s Gala the day before her first chemo appointment!
Throughout her treatment Marcia actively participated in a number of MOCA events including support group meetings, running and raising money at the annual HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer event, the Unleash the She race and Spin it Teal. She has completely embraced MOCA and its mission.
Joining the board in May 2014 was an exciting next step for Marcia as she wants to help spread the word about ovarian cancer symptoms and help women feel that their concerns are important and need to be heard by their doctors.
Marcia graduated from Michigan State University in Packaging Engineering and has worked at General Mills her entire career in the engineering, R&D and quality departments. She lives in Plymouth with her husband Don. Don and their daughter Sarah have been her biggest supporters and cheerleaders and are absolutely thrilled that she found MOCA.