For August, we highlight advocacy in action as we share stories of those making a difference with their miles and spreading awareness of ovarian cancer. Hear from Evelyn, an ovarian cancer survivor and Team TEAL participant, as she shares her experience getting physically active to support her long-term health goals.
NOCC: How did you become involved with the NOCC?
Evelyn: I got involved with NOCC when undergoing ovarian cancer treatments at the hospital. I received a care package introducing me to NOCC. From that point on, I wanted to support the cause that supported me.
NOCC: Why is physical activity important to you?
Evelyn: Physical activity is important to continue to be strong and keep my mind focused. Staying strong and healthy is always the end goal.
NOCC: What would you say to someone considering getting active for the first time or after some time away from physical activity?
Evelyn: Being active motivates you to think clearly. It also makes you stronger than you were before. Being active shows you how strong of a person you can be.
Evelyn is a stage 4 ovarian cancer survivor who is passionate about staying active and supporting NOCC through our endurance program, Team TEAL. As an active member of our Midwest Region, Evelyn rallies her family and friends to join her yearly for the Chicago Half Marathon. Visit Evelyn’s fundraising page today to learn more and donate to her half marathon team!