Who is Laura David?
Laura David was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 23, in August of 2004, just three months after her wedding. She underwent numerous treatments, including several surgeries, chemotherapy treatments and a stem cell transplant. She stayed strong through her faith in God and her positive attitude. Laura battled her cancer head-on with a smile that is unforgettable.
After a long, difficult battle, Laura passed away July 3, 2011.
Laura’s Smile Mile began when family and friends wanted to support her and raise awareness about ovarian cancer. In doing so, the first annual Laura’s Smile Mile was organized in 2006. It continues in Laura’s memory with the hope that through this awareness, Ovarian Cancer will someday no longer be called the “Disease that Whispers.” That someday families will no longer have to endure the loss of a sister, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt to this silent killer.
Together we can make a difference by raising awareness and paying tribute to those touched by Ovarian Cancer. And together we will do this with a huge SMILE!
As Winston Churchill once said,
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
Laura’s Smile Foundation Committee Members
- Denielle Beilfuss – President
- Michele Buchicchio – Treasurer
- Cassie Simpson – Secretary
Laura’s Smile Foundation was dedicated to leading the movement towards ovarian cancer awareness. We were committed to raising non-profit funds to continuing the battle against ovarian cancer through education, advocacy and research. All of our activities were devoted to providing support, hope and honor to those whom have been affected by ovarian cancer.
Laura’s Smile Foundation is exempt from the federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3).