EVENT: Below the Belt 5k
On September 1, 2015, our 36th wedding anniversary, I was diagnosed via CT scan with ovarian cancer. I underwent debulking surgery at Johns Hopkins on September 30, 2015 with Dr. Ed Tanner. It was found that I had two primary cancers, ovarian and uterine, a rare occurrence. I am currently in the surveillance program, visiting Dr. Tanner every 3 months. Dr. Tanner, his staff, and the great surgical team saved my life! The Weinberg 4B staff took wonderful care of me post-op!
The Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service is a global leader in clinical care and cancer research for women with gynecologic malignancies. The goal of our Below the Belt Stride and Thrive 5K race is to bring together cancer survivors, their family members and friends, women’s health specialists, and the local community to encourage fitness, raise gynecologic cancer awareness, and educate women to seek out expert care earlier. All race proceeds will go towards funding innovative gynecologic cancer research and for local women’s cancer survivorship programming at Johns Hopkins.