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Abby Dimalanta's Fundraiser:

Abby's 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Research

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BENEFITING: VICKI WELSH OVARIAN CANCER FUND

EVENT: Whisper Walk Reg

EVENT DATE: Sep 27, 2015

Abby Dimalanta

THE STORY:

In May 2014, at the age of 30, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with what was thought to be a benign tumor. The mass was so large that the doctors were unsure of what organs were affected. In June, I went into surgery and my left ovary was taken out. The tumor weighed 8 lbs and was a little bigger than the size of a basketball (pictured here in this fundraiser). A biopsy revealed it was a Stage I, Grade I Mucinous Carcinoma. I was lucky that it was taken out early before the tumor ruptured or spread to other organs. The scary part was that I had no idea that I even had anything wrong before going in for a yearly check-up because I had excuses for all the seemingly innocent symptoms. I'm currently healthy (CA-125 and CA19-9 markers are good) and pretty happy. Last year, I did the Whisper Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research and it was a very uplifting experience. This year I'd like to contribute more by trying to raise some funds during the Whisper Walk/5K Run for a worthy cause that I have personally dealt with.

ALL DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO THE VICKI WELSH FUND - DONATIONS SHOULD BE TAX DEDUCTABLE.

Vicki Welsh Ovarian Cancer Fund - Fighting ovarian cancer through awareness, education, research and support: 
http://www.vickiwelshfund.org/

UPDATE: ORIGINAL $200 GOAL MET THE FIRST DAY! I know that fundraising isn't a requirement for participation in the walk/run but it's a really great cause and it makes me happy that other people also care. Thanks everyone, especially my super loving and supportive family! <3

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$607

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jon and Angie

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Colin (13), Annabel (11), Chloe (9) and Grayson (7)

    $66

  • Stenger kids' parent match

    $66

  • mattx

    $20

  • Natalie

    $25

  • Rhonda Lyne

    $20

  • George and Catherine Delarosa

    $35

  • Laura Bluhm

    $50

  • Wayne Christmas

    $25

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121% Raised of$500 Goal

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The Team: $607 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Abby Dimalanta

Amount Raised

$587

 

117% Raised of$500 Goal

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Rhonda Lyne

Amount Raised

$20

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