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The Vicki Welsh Fund: Educating Women about Ovarian Cancer

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Vicki Welsh was an outgoing, compassionate woman who loved nature, animals, outdoor activities, her art and traveling with her husband, Dave, to whom she was married for 33 years. She began having symptoms in 2001 and was finally diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer in July 2002. Vicki lost her battle with ovarian cancer in January 2006 at the age of 52 and, sadly, three months later, Vicki’s mother-in-law, Lula Mae (Lou) Welsh, also passed of ovarian cancer.

Shortly before Vicki passed away, she expressed her wish to family and friends to better educate women about ovarian cancer. Too frequently this disease is not detected until it’s in an advanced stage, and women need to know their risk factors and the potential symptoms, and they need to be assertive in speaking to their health care providers.

In Vicki’s memory, this fund has been established to fight ovarian cancer by promoting greater awareness of the disease and its symptoms. Vicki loved life! Helping other women live longer will be her legacy.