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Tori Petersen - Fight like Fallows

Tori Petersen

Help us raise awareness & research for Ovarian cancer

In her 20 years of teaching, Lynn Fallows inspired thousands. She reminded Special Ed students of their importance in their communities. She taught insecure kids to be confident in themselves & how to lead. She supported teens through depression & suicide attempts to remind them that they are enough. She guided fellow teachers to become stronger educators. Once she was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer she jumped into action to become an Advocate Leader with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.

After years in an emotionally abusive relationship, I turned to running to process & recover. In my time training for my first half marathon I could always rely on my former teacher & mentor, Lynn Fallows. She pushed me through obstacles & was always a strong support throughout my youth into adulthood. After completing my race, I had the joy of cheering Lynn on when she started running after completing her first ovarian cancer treatment. A year later, the cancer came back & last year it took her life.

I hope to raise awareness and funds that can help doctors find a screening test, improve treatment methods and reduce the re-occurrence rate. This opportunity to run the New York City Marathon on the Ovarian Cancer team means the world to me and I hope to celebrate Lynn’s life through running and education.


raised of $3,500 goal

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1. AKAmanda Knowles
Thank you for doing something so important! Can't wait to cheer you on!
2. LRLarissa Romero-Perry
3. EVElla Vittitow
4. MPMichael Petersen
5. Tori Petersen