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Hi! This is Kathy, she was a 25 year old who lived in the beautiful
state of Oregon. She was newly married, loved fashion and music, and had a
very exciting job working in the wedding and event industry. Kathy was
diagnosed with uterine/cervical cancer in November 2011, It was Kathy's goal during her battle with cancer to inspire others through her
Kathy lost her battle to her cancer on October 8, 2012. This foundation was created in Kathy's honor and to help keep her goal of motivating, educating and providing others like her a place to go to gain strength and support. It is the intention of this foundation to raise money in Kathy's name to help support the education, prevention and battle for Uterine/cervical cancer.
You can read Kathy's blog that she started when she was diagnosed to get a small glimpse of how wonderful of a person Kathy was. She also had a Facebook and a cancer page you can view.
cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control.
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens
into the vagina. Cervical cancer can often be cured when it’s found
early. It is usually found at a very early stage through a Pap test. Providence Gynecologic
focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of female reproductive cancers.
Providence offers care for women who cannot afford it through the Oregon
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. This program helps low-income,
uninsured and medically underserved women gain access to lifesaving
screening programs for early detection of breast
and cervical cancers. Each year, approximately 7,000 eligible women
receive screening services.
for this program is provided by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Oregon
and SW Washington Affiliate and the Centers for Disease Control and