My wife Suzanne was diagnosed with Low Grade Serous OC in late fall 2016. Throughout surgery, side effects from multiple chemos, trials and the cancer itself, she lived fully and loved fiercely until she passed in July 2021.
I can't do anything more to help or care for her, but I can do something to keep other women and their loved ones from going through what we did.
I have always been a folk singer and songwriter. I am going out to raise money for STAAR with a series of concerts. Admission will be by donation on this page. The first event is in Charleston, SC on April 21, 2022. In the fall we have house and small venue concerts scheduled in the Northeast. You can find the schedule here. If they do well we will schedule more in the Southeast during winter/spring 2022-23. Additionally, there is a collection of songs available for download here. Before and after the tour, proceeds will go to STAAR; during the tour proceeds will offset travel expenses.
If we're holding a show near you, please come with friends and family. If you know of an appropriate venue or large living room, please let me know at [email protected] - we'll try to get something scheduled.
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!
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