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Meet Team Tell Every Amazing Lady®’s 2024 TCS New York City Marathon Runner, Brittany!

Hi All, 

On Sunday, November 3rd, I will be running the 2024 TCS NYC Marathon with Team Tell Every Amazing Lady® (Tell Every Amazing Lady® About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation) and couldn’t be more excited to do so! I’ll be running in honor of one of the most beautiful souls to grace this earth, Joyce Gerard. Joyce came into my life 27 years ago, when her daughter and I met in elementary school and became instant best friends. She was a second mother to me and I will be forever grateful for the time we spent together. Here is her story: 

Joyce was the most loving mother, wife, and Mimi. She loved playing tennis, going out with all her friends, and spending time with her family, including her amazing husband, two children, and three grandchildren. She especially loved the summertime in her beautiful backyard that she meticulously gardened and landscaped, the flowers were always perfect. Her skills in the kitchen were unmatched, she was an incredible host and cook. Joyce was the picture of health, she was always active and loved to exercise. In January 2019, after having some minor bloating, she went to her doctor and received the most unexpected, devastating news – she was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer. For 4 years and 3 months, she fought the battle valiantly. She never complained, and always had a positive attitude. Her oncologist would always tell her how amazing she looked (she loved to dress up, even for chemo appointments). Many people never even knew she was undergoing continuous treatment for all 4 years. She tried countless different medications and clinical trials. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is known to come back with a vengeance and be resistant to treatment. Joyce’s battle ended on April 29th, 2023. She passed away at home with her family by her side. 

Joyce was loved by so many. We will continue to keep her memory alive and running in her honor is just one small tribute to a woman who made this earth such a brighter place. Please help me carry on this fight, by donating, to make a difference in finding a cure and better treatment options for a disease that has taken the lives of so many young women. 

Any contribution you make has an impact. Let’s do the damn thing! Thank you so much and F CANCER. 

To learn more about T.E.A.L.®, see the link below:

To donate to Brittany, please visit Team Tell Every Amazing Lady®’s 2024 TCS New York City Marathon fundraising page. To apply for a future marathon, or to learn more, please visit Team Tell Every Amazing Lady®’s marathon page today.

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