Team Spotlight: Teal Tenacity

Shannon is a survivor who attended Laura’s Smile Mile in 2013 and said it felt like ” like a warm inviting family picnic with a special cause.” She was inspired to form a team this year and we learn more about her journey with ovarian cancer. Tell me about yourself and why you created a team to run/walk Laura’s Smile Mile. My name is Shannon Krueger-Karashinski. In December 2012, I was diagnosed with Stage II LMP Ovarian Cancer at age 36. I was very fortunate to have the disease caught in the type and stage it was, and did not need to undergo chemo
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Team Spotlight: Karen’s Crusaders

Team captain Monica Garven shares why her family created a team for Laura’s Smile Mile on June 7th. I created the team “Karen’s Crusaders” for our family and friends to join together as a way to support my Aunt Karen in her fight against ovarian cancer. The team is currently up to about 40 members. Karen was diagnosed January of 2012 and has courageously, inspirationally, and defiantly put on her boxing gloves and looked cancer straight in the eye. She continues to put up an amazing fight; her strength and positive attitude has been incredible through this difficult time. Karen
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Team Spotlight: Sande is Smiling

  Hi, my name is Tina Lawrence, my husband Steve and our kids, Jessi and Adam are part of a team that, for now, we are calling ourselves… “Sande is Smiling”. Our team was created in honor of my mom, Sande Seibel.  My mom was diagnosed in late November-December 2008 with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. After her most courageous battle, 22 months later, she passed. She was 63 years old when she passed – taken way too soon. There are so many ways to describe my mom. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and  nurse as well
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