In 2005, our Aunt Laurie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. At first it appeared only to be low spreading. However, after surgery, the diagnosis changed to stage IIIC invasive ovarian cancer. She was informed that the recurrence rate is 75% and the cure rate is rare. Finding a cure for Cancer became her passion. After a courageous 12 year battle with ovarian cancer, Laurie passed away in February of 2018.
Words from her obituary: Laurie was a kind soul with a gentle heart. She embraced life and had an infectious personality that made everyone love her. As a huge Geocaching hobbyist she loved meeting new people, taking trips and hikes, as well as solving and creating unique puzzle caches. She was always up for challenge or adventure and liked to experience things new and exciting. Laurie always made time for you, no matter the circumstance, and would help out as often as she could.
It is the inspiration behind our new charitable product line. All profits will go to Laurie's Relay for Life team, Amazing Racers. She was a tireless advocate for ovarian cancer and helped to create awareness through events such as the Relay for Life, a parade, or wearing teal on Tuesdays. Her TEAL Sisters' friendships were a wonderful, inspirational part of her life that had helped her as she went through her journey.
According to Wikipedia: Relay for Life is a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society.