Why We Rally for Riley

This is Riley Benado. She graduated from Paso Robles High School in California just last year, serving as the school’s varsity cheerleading captain. She seems like any other teenager, writing that she loves “wakeboarding, taking pictures, writing poetry, and listening to [her] favorite singer, Taylor Swift.” But there’s something about Riley that she doesn’t share […]

Marlynn Olivarez is Raising Awareness in McAllen, TX

Twenty-four year Survivor and NOCC San Antonio Chapter Volunteer, Marlynn Olivarez, hosted what may be the first ovarian cancer awareness event in the McAllen area. Marlynn partnered with Texas Oncology, who supported the event. Seated next to Marlynn is Dina Hoppenstedt, Senior Oncology Liaison at Texas Oncology. Thank you Marlynn and Dina for helping to educate women and […]

Daughter: “Hopefully, by telling my mother’s story, it will inspire others…”

My mother, Susan, passed away at 55 from Stage 3 ovarian cancer, but in no way did the cancer define who she was. My mom was an incredible woman, daughter, friend, sister, wife, cousin, mother, and grandmother. No matter what corner of the Earth she would travel to, she would always run into someone she […]