While many of us have a sister, a wife, a girlfriend, a daughter, or female friends, there is one thing we all have in common – we ALL have a mother. As many of you know, my mom Judy battled ovarian cancer for 7+ years, and celebrated remission for the third time from this dreadful disease in the fall of 2013. With some of the best ovarian cancer doctors, who are supported by the NOCC, she bravely battled and defeated ovarian cancer. I also believe her love of life, family, and positive attitude through her various treatments directly contributed to her ability to beat this awful disease. With my mom’s sudden passing at the end of 2013 as well as the additions of Teagan, Maeve and Quinn into our family, this annual event, and the efforts of the NOCC initiatives, continues to take on an even greater meaning for me. The mission of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The NOCC is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer. I want nothing more than to see women all over the world beat this disease. I hope by participating in this event, I am contributing a small amount to help all of the women in our lives. For the 8th year in a row, the name of my team is “Hey Jude.” I appreciate your consideration in supporting me in my efforts to end this disease by giving to this organization. My goal is to raise between $5,000-7,500. With more than 22,000 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, your support is more important than ever before. Every little bit helps! “It is health that is real worth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi All my best to you and your families, Dan