In Mutsumi's Honor
As you know my dear mother Mutsumi passed away in October 2018. She was my best friend, music teacher, and travel partner. Those of you who have met her, know of her generosity, delicious cooking, sense of humor, and grace, and can understand my strong desire to honor her memory. On November 1, 2020, I will be running the New York City Marathon, my first big race! The timing is particularly meaningful to me as it takes place shortly after the 2nd year of her passing. While the first year was difficult without her, the start of the second year has proven to be more challenging as life settles down a bit. My sadness and devotion to her has propelled me to take action and find a way to raise money and awareness for ovarian cancer.
Some facts about ovarian cancer:
• Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women ages 35-74.
• One in 78 women is estimated to develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime.
• Only about 20 percent of ovarian cancer cases are found early enough to treat the disease.
There is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer. The mission of National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for survivors.
Please help me support National Ovarian Cancer Coalition by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's great cause! Together, we can make a difference! If you are unable to donate, your emotional support has been and continues to be invaluable.