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In Memory of Barbara Swonke

by CeJay Dunn

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Join us for our first annual "Virtual 5K for a Cause," an ovarian cancer fundraiser event.  Throughout the month of September, walk, run, or jog to raise funds for low grade serous ovarian cancer research.  The first 50 adult registrants will receive a teal ovarian cancer t-shirt and each participant will receive a raffle ticket for prizes.  Event fees and donations support the Step Up America Campaign for the STAAR Ovarian Cancer Foundation.  


A heartfelt thank you to Caren's Cos Cobber for hosting our t-shirt table on September 17 from 11:00am-1:00pm.  Stop by to pick up your teal t-shirt and stay for a great meal with family and friends.  The Cos Cobber will donate a portion of their sales from September 17 to the Step Up America campaign, so if you're local to Cos Cob, please join us to support our cause!  

STAAR exists to raise critical funds for life-saving research for those with low-grade serous ovarian cancer.  The month of September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. By participating in this event, you will also help raise community awareness as you learn about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.  Funds raised will support low-grade serous ovarian cancer research and will be distributed by the STAAR Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Since its founding in 2020, STAAR has funded four research projects at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


This event is close to our hearts!  In 2018, a dear friend was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer after giving birth to her first child, who shares a birthday with our first child. We watched Jess fight her cancer like a true champion. She went through several treatments to battle it and with her family by her side, passed away in September 2021. Throughout her last years, she never gave up. Her spirit of giving was infectious and she was a ray of light in so many people's lives.  In 2020, she co-founded STAAR to fund research into her rare form of ovarian cancer. She believed STAAR could make a difference and it is! She left this earth knowing that she helped give others more time through her dedication to this cause.  We're honored to host and raise funds for STAAR to continue her mission and the mission of countless other thrivers and supporters! Thank you for your support!


The Rockwell Family

Ryan, Jennifer, Maggie & Marie


Questions about the event?  Please email Jen at [email protected] or text (540) 336-5695.





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