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My name is Samantha (Sam) Werner and my life changed forever on Feb. 28 of this year. On that day, I was diagnosed with stage IV high grade metastatic ovarian cancer. Since then, I’ve endured five sessions of chemotherapy followed by surgery to remove my omentum, reproductive organs, and appendix. I’ve experienced some incredibly challenging physical and emotional side effects, but am happy to report that for only the second time in my surgeon’s career, my pathology report came back 100% clear! I’m still recovering from the procedure but excited to begin volunteering as an ovarian cancer ambassador in hopes that one day there will be both a consistently reliable screening test and a cure (to date it remains the deadliest gynecological cancer and has a very high rate of recurrence as well).
I’m hoping you’ll help me support the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise (I’ve set a goal of $2,000) will help to advance the coalition’s great cause and I truly appreciate your help. I’d love to have you participate in the virtual run/walk with me, too (a great way to get in some cardio)! Just complete the registration and join "Team Werner's Warriors"! We may not be together in person, but we'll be together in teal (and in spirit)!
Thanks so much for all of your support (big or small, every dollar counts and I’m so grateful)! Together, we can make a difference!