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Dear Friends and Family,
Welcome to the fundraising page for Team Celia's participation in the NOCC Illinois Chapter's annual Together in Teal Walk event. Before we even start into this year's campaign, we'd be remiss if we didn't again thank anyone and everyone who contributed to last year's effort, which raised nearly $4,500 in honor of Celia's ongoing battle.
But to update (and/or introduce, for anyone new to Team Celia), Celia (Timothy Woerner's mom) was initially diagnosed in 2015, fought through surgery and chemotherapy once, and then this campaign was born out of a desire to rally around her as she faced a recurrence in 2019. We're happy to be able to report that since her diagnosed recurrence, she has completed another round of chemotherapy, and in January of this year had a successful surgery to reverse the ileostomy she had during a prior procedure to remove a tumor. Her youngest son and his wife were also blessed in October 2019 to welcome their first child, and as you can imagine, we were all incredibly grateful to the universe that Celia was able to meet her grandson.
In short, we're very fortunate that the star of Team Celia is doing well, and it's for both her and the thousands of other women who learn they have ovarian cancer each year that we want to pitch in again in 2020 (even if with more modest goals). So if you're seeing this page, please give what you can, and let's move closer to the day when we can say that we have finally defeated ovarian cancer for good!
As always, we appreciate everyone's love and support and hope you'll help us this year to keep advancing the cause of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, its efforts to support research for a cure, and its provision of resources for diagnosed women and their caregivers.
We hope you'll give generously on team member pages, or consider signing up and joining us either in person or virtually as a part of Team Celia on October 24, 2020 (the COVID-19 reschedule date for the Together in Teal Walk previously set for May 16, 2020).