by Kerstin Cholewin


Hello Highland Community,

My name is Kerstin Cholewin.  I teach seventh and eighth-grade French at Highland Middle School.  I have cancer.  Our middle school will be having a couple of different fundraisers this spring with all proceeds going to STAAR. If you'd like to make a direct donation, on my behalf, to STAAR, please do so here. Please add "HMS" to the comments, so that we can tally how much the school raises!

I am humbled by the support that my staff and students have already shown me this year, and I thank you all, in advance, for your support. As one of my students said, “No One Fights Alone.”


Kerstin Cholewin

*If you’d like to read more about my cancer story, you can click on this link

STAAR exists to fund life-saving research for women with low-grade serous, a rare and severely underfunded ovarian cancer subtype.  Low-grade serous represents fewer than 8% of cases of ovarian cancer and disproportionately affects younger women.  Further, being a rare cancer means that private donations are critical to fund research.  More research means more time for adventures, more holidays, and more memory making!

Thank you for your support and interest in being part of our fundraising efforts.  Join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the latest in research and on the studies we fund from the fundraising YOU supported.

How would you like to support?