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 is blessed to have her loving and supportive husband Mike and three children by her side through it all.

From day #1 they began the motto “WE WILL BEAT THIS!!! AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!!!!”….here’s to you Karen! We all love you and are in your corner!

Karen's Crusaders