Team Spotlight: Teal Tenacity

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 was able to have the tumor removed surgically with no need to undergo chemo nor radiation. Before December 2012, I had never heard of Ovarian Cancer. Once I learned about the risk factors, symptoms and statistics for those diagnosed, I became frustrated by the fact I had never
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A survivor story…..

May 1, 2007 was a day that changed my life forever.  I had surgery to remove an 8lb cyst that was attached to my right ovary. That morning my doctor said if  cancer is suspected, he would proceed with a full hysterectomy. I thought my chances of it being nothing were good because 3 weeks earlier my CA125 was perfectly normal. This test is a cancer marker, what I didn’t know is that if the cancer is totally contained within the ovary the test won’t show any cancer.   Needless to say I had a full hysterectomy.  On May 5th, my
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Meet the winner of the 2015 t-shirt design contest

It’s time to announce this year’s winner of the Laura’s Smile Mile t-shirt design contest!   Congratulations….Craig Wiebelhaus!   Here are a few word from Craig!   I am very honored to have had my design selected as the winner of the Laura’s Smile Mile T-Shirt design contest.   I live in Glendale, Arizona with my wife and cat but grew up in Slinger and was good friends with Mark David, Laura’s husband, growing up. We were in the same grade as each other and participated in several school activities together, including Cross Country. I came across the contest when Mark posted about
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