LSF Volunteers: Whitefish Bay High School Soccer Team

One of our volunteers is coach Robert Williams and the Whitefish Bay High School soccer team. Robert tells us why this event is important to him. I am the head varsity soccer coach at Whitefish Bay High School, and the reason I created a tea buy softtabs viagra m of volunteers to help out at the Smile Mile, is I wanted our program to be more than just soccer. I wanted the girls to be a part of something, give back to the community. I wanted to use them as team bonding and our girls like to come and help
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Soccer team supports LSM and raises awareness

Local soccer team raises awareness of Ovarian Cancer. Early this month the women’s soccer teams of Watertown High School held a game to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer. The Watertown players wore teal T-shirts to show their support.  The bleachers were filled with approximately 150 spectators who many of them also wore teal. The event was the idea of Watertown’s  Varsity  Coach, Jennifer Cashin.  She wanted to do something meaningful and educational  to show her soccer girls could relate and put a face to this disease. “By choosing Laura’s Smile Foundation I was sharing a story of someone who lived
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Team Spotlight: Team Tami

Team captain Karie Greene tells us that her team participates to honor a friend. Tell me about yourself and why you created a team to run/walk Laura’s Smile Mile. We created “Team Tami” in honor of my best friend, Tami Hess, who lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer in October of 2010. We supported her during her fight and want to continue to support those women who are still fighting this disease. Tami was a wonderful friend, wife, daughter, sister and aunt who brought joy to us all. She was one of those rare people whom everyone loved as soon
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Team Spotlight: Fitness Together

Team Fitness Together is lead by Dawn Wilhelm. Dawn is the youngest sister of Laura David, the namesake of Laura’s Smile Foundation. Dawn’s team is made up of co-workers who gave support during Laura’s illness. My name is Dawn Wilhelm and I am actually the younger sister of Laura David who the race is in memory of. I have been a Fitness Consultant and fitness professional for over 8 years and have set up this team to continue to bring awareness of ovarian cancer to all women and family members so they can hopefully prevent the death of a loved
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Team Spotlight: Miller’s Milers

Team Miller’s Milers walks for Gramma Alice.  Team Captain Teri Miller tells us that some members will be participating “virtually” from locations across the U.S. on race day. Tell me about yourself and why you created a team to run/walk Laura’s Smile Mile. Mom/Gramma, Alice Miller, was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in April,2007.  We, as a family, have participated in Laura’s Smile Mile every year since in order to help raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer.  My daughters and I are avid runners, and Laura’s Smile Mile is always a great addition to our summer schedules.  And, for a cause that’s
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Team Spotlight: Lynne’s Laps for Love

Team captain Ellen Devine shares her mother’s story of Ovarian Cancer. Lynne’s Laps for Love is named in honor of the strongest woman I know, my mother, Lynne Devine. In December of 2010 our entire family was rocked by the news that the healthiest text your ex back> woman we knew was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. Saying that we were devastated is an understatement. Over the next 8 months the out pouring of love & support was truly remarkable. We could not help but feel truly blessed to have the amazing support system in family & friends, along
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Featured sponsor: Perfomance Running Outfitters

Meet our newest sponsor, Performance Running Outfitters, the largest running specialty running stores in Wisconsin. Like many of us, Trae and Jessica have been affected by ovarian cancer. They feel strongly about a healthy lifestyle and are very passionate about running. We are honored to have their support! New this year, runners/walkers can pick up their registration packets early at PRO’s Shorewood location on Friday, June 1. Let’s get to know Trae. I am a husband to Jessica, who is the brains and brawn behind PRO.  We met in high school track and have been together ever since.  I am
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Team Spotlight: Krusin for Karen

Krusin for Karen’s team captain, Chris Taschler Hegg is an ovarian cancer survivor. She is participating for her sister-in-law who is now battling the disease. My name is Chris Taschler Hegg. My brother, Joe, is married to Karen Pinter Taschler. They have two boys, Charlie (age 7) and Jack (age 6). Karen is 48. In November, 2009, Karen was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer. Needless to say, it has been quite a roller coaster ride since then. And if this were the beginning of our family’s story, or the end, the tale would be simple. But it’s not. At
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Team Spotlight: Penworthy

Team Captain Stephanie Compton tells us about Penworthy.  Co-workers that enjoy exercise and benefiting local charities. As a company of about 50 people, with 30+ local employees, we at Penworthy enjoy finding opportunities to participate in events that benefit our community and foster our team environment.  Many at Penworthy, myself included, have been actively working to live a more healthy lifestyle.  When I heard of this event, I thought this would be a great chance to get everyone together to show our team spirit to benefit a great local organization, while also getting a little exercise! The name Penworthy came
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Team Spotlight: Team Novo

Team Captain Mary Haag tells us about her team, Team Novo. Tell me about yourself and why you created a team to run/walk Laura’s Smile Mile. My involvement in Laura’s Smile Mile started as a favor to a friend a few years ago, which is sad because my grandmother died of ovarian cancer.  Even given this family history I didn’t know many of the signs and “whispers” until the education that Laura’s Smile Mile provided me.  From the time my daughter ran her first Giggle Gallop she has been learning the lesson to listen to what her body is telling
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