Oceans of Hope has donated close to a quarter-million dollars to Ovarian Cancer research.

As you may know, ovarian cancer has managed to touch three very important people in our lives.

Our neighbor and dear friend Kathy Overstreet was the first affected. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 14 years ago and ovarian cancer eight years ago, Kathy Jean Tubbs Overstreet never gave up. Through it all, she maintained a brave and loving outlook on the future, watching her three beautiful daughters grow up and raise families of their own. She lost her battle last year and died at home on February 2, 2014

Our Aunt, Mia Battaglia, was diagnosed with the rarest form of ovarian cancer. Maria retired from teaching kindergarten, her passion, one month prior to her diagnoses in order to stay home and spend time with her biggest joy, her grandson Guy. Alongside her devoted husband Fabio, and three courageous boys Fabio, Guy and Anthony and Guy’s wife Tara, Maria tirelessly fought this difficult disease for six months until she lost her battle on May 6, 2010.

Terry Valente, our Aunt, was also touched by this terrible disease. Terry’s joy for life and love of her family shone through each and every day as she courageously fought seven battles in seven years. At 56 years young, Terry lost her battle with ovarian cancer last September and passed away at home surrounded by family. She leaves behind her husband Jimmy and her two boys Michael and Jimmy who she was so very proud of.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer related deaths among women and the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2016, about 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 14,240 women will die of ovarian cancer in the United States. Seven years ago, we decided that it was time to take an active part in raising funds and awareness and asked for your help. We were absolutely amazed by the turnout. Since 2010, Oceans of Hope has donated over quarter-million dollars between the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and Kaleidoscope of Hope.

We are determined to make a difference and need your help.

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