Captian Jenny Parker tells us why her team is kicking cancer’s hein-ie!
My husband, Jarad, and I are organizing our team for the Laura’s Smile Mile this summer. He found the website online while searching for ovarian cancer support events in Milwaukee. We are organizing our team to support my mother, Phyllis Hein, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in September 2012. She had surgery in early October. There have been a few bumps in the road including an infection which required daily infusions for many weeks. Her strength, patience and flexibility throughout this journey have been absolutely amazing. We are so proud of her! We are happy and relieved to announce that we recently learned that she is officially in remission.
Our team name is “Kicking Cancer in the Hein-ie.” We thought this name was catchy. So far we have over 25 people committed to walking/running on June 1st and hope to have over 35 participants once race day is here. We are designing a team shirt that we will all wear proudly to support her. We look forward to joining together as a large group to support education and research for ovarian cancer.