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Courtney Shackelford -- Teal Magnolias' Fundraising Page

Courtney Shackelford

Courtney Shackelford

As you probably know, I was diagnosed with stage IIIb ovarian cancer in May 2019 at age 37 after many months of ER and doctors' visits. Ovarian cancer is almost always diagnosed in late stages because of its vague symptoms of bloating and digestive issues (and sometimes blood clots) and no early detection test.

More than 22,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and over 14,000 women die from the disease. When cases are diagnosed in later stages, the prognosis is frighteningly poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent.

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's (NOCC) mission is to raise awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer to promote earlier detection, provide information and support to patients, survivors and caregivers, and support the advancement of ovarian cancer research.

Due to COVID-19, this year's event will be virtual. However, the much needed cancer research and vital work of the NOCC continues and needs our support.

Join me and my team, the Teal Magnolias, on September 26th, 2020 as a virtual walker and/or help me support NOCC by making a contribution to my fundraiser. Please also share this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance NOCC's great cause! Additionally, you can ask me how you can get involved too.

Together, we can make a difference! Thank you for your support!


Hello and thanks to your support, Teal Magnolias are a top national team for funds raised! Let's keep it going!!


September is ovarian cancer awareness month! A $25 donation to NOCC will help provide educational materials needed to build awareness of ovarian cancer signs and symptoms for over 250 families.


A portion of every dollar donated goes to funding research, survivor support, and distribution of awareness resources. A $50 donation will provide a newly diagnosed woman with a Faces of Hope Survivor Care Kit tote bag which includes comfort items, information for loved ones and caregivers, and the Ovarian Cancer Resource Guide for Newly Diagnosed Women.

Thanks to you all I have reached over half way to my goal!! Let's keep it going!


Thank you all so much!!


raised of $5,000 goal


Recent Donations

1. Anonymous
In honor of a beautiful life gone way too soon.
2. L. Jane McDermott
In memory of Courtney and her desire to share the word about the importance of early detection so that others may be saved.
3. Anonymous
In loving memory of Courtney Shackelford — a cherished friend
4. Laura Newell
The SPSG class of 1999 wanted to get Courtney to her goal in honor of her. This donation is part of that effort. We will miss her warm, beautiful smile and caring heart.
5. SPSG Class of 99
In memory of our dear classmate and friend, Courtney. May you soar with the angels!
6. Kristen Blackman Hohenstein
In loving memory of our classmate Courtney, SPSG Class of 1999.

Team Teal Magnolias