National Ovarian Cancer Awareness: A Story of one Woman, One Sister, One Daughter, One Friend’s Battle against Ovarian Cancer

Earlier in September, I wrote about National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  My best friend Erika died of the disease and I have made it a priority in my life to support and build awareness for this cause.  Part of my mission is to share information about ovarian cancer with women in order to help them understand the risk factors, symptoms and precautions to promote early detection and reduce ovarian cancer related deaths.  You can learn some basic information about the signs and symptoms in my recent Ovarian Cancer Awareness blog post.

Erika's Journey: The Endless MiracleMy best friend Erika had a beautiful soul that touched each and every person she met. Her smile, love for life, and laughter were all contagious.  She was a first grade teacher who was impacting the lives of children on a daily basis.  As she struggled with this vicious disease, Erika chronicled her battle and updated friends and family on her fight.  Her readership grew beyond loved ones into a worldwide audience.

Now Erika’s words have been made into a book, Erika’s Journey: The Endless Miracle.  Erika is no longer physically here to share her story, but her legacy lives on through this book.  As we join together to fight ovarian cancer, I encourage you to download the book and share it with those you love.  It’s available on, Apple iTunes, and

Please join me in my mission to continue to make Erika’s life, and death, meaningful by educating and inspiring those you love to take action and stand up against ovarian cancer.