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In 2006, at the age of 64, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIC Uterine Serous Papillary Carcinoma. I have been in remission since 1/31/2007. I volunteered for several years for a gynecologic cancer support and education organization.

In 2010 I was asked by my granddaughter to take the survivor walk at a Relay for Life . Seeing these young people enthused about raising money to donate for a cancer cause made me stop to think about what I could do.

In June of 2010 I started making bracelets and selling them to raise money for cancer causes. In February I donated $860 to American Cancer Society Relay for Life and $300 to Anna's Belles, an ovarian support group in Tulsa.

March, 2011: I made a $2,500 donation to the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center in in Oklahoma City…

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  • Born on December 31
  • Joined February 21, 2011

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Crystals, glass pearls, Tibetan gold and silver findings

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In 2006, at the age of 64, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIC Uterine Serous Papillary Carcinoma. I have been in remission since 1/31/2007. I volunteered for several years for a gynecologic cancer support and education organization.

In 2010 I was asked by my granddaughter to take the survivor walk at a Relay for Life . Seeing these young people enthused about raising money to donate for a cancer cause made me stop to think about what I could do.

In June of 2010 I started making bracelets and selling them to raise money for cancer causes. In February I donated $860 to American Cancer Society Relay for Life and $300 to Anna's Belles, an ovarian support group in Tulsa.

March, 2011: I made a $2,500 donation to the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center in in Oklahoma City. This was the first installment of a $10,000 pledge. I have named a room in the cancer center in honor of my daughter, Amy Leigh Newell, who passed away at the age of 24.

March 2012: I made another $2,500 donation to the Stephen Cancer Center in Oklahoma City for gynecologic cancer research! I'm half way to fulfilling my pledge!

October 16, 2012: I gave the OU Foundation $5,000, the last installment on my pledge of $10,000. This $10,000 went to gynecologic cancer research at OU.

September 17, 2013: Today I gave another $5,000 to the OU Foundation. This donation has been earmarked for financial assistance for women in treatment for gynecologic cancer. Thank you to my many loyal customers for making this possible!

July 25, 2014: Today I gave another $5,000 to the OU Foundation. This donation will also be used for financial assistance for women in treatment for gynecologic cancer.

Since I began making bracelets in 2010, through July of 2014, I have made over 11,600 bracelets. I volunteer twice a week at the Stephenson Cancer Center and give bracelets to the patients in treatment. I given away hundreds of bracelets to patients.

I believe that together we can make a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer today as well as for generations to come.

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