Stacey and many of her friends ate at Juicy Burgers & Dogs Saturday, June 2. Twenty-five percent of all sales that day went to Team Stacey, thanks to owner Paul Talbot.
BY JUDY CARLSON
WEALTH MANAGEMENT CONTRIBUTOR
Tyler Polumbus, former Denver Bronco, and Olivia Garvis, an uncommon pair, teamed up for a common cause
Stacey Garvis was unexpectedly diagnosed with ovarian cancer in August 2016 after months of doctor visits, medical tests and medications. By then, her cancer had advanced to Stage 4. Why? Because there are no screening tests to diagnose ovarian cancer like there are for breast cancer.
Awareness is key! Knowing the four most frequent signs and symptoms could save a life. They include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly and urinary urgency or frequency.
Earlier this year when Stacey needed new license plates, her husband Greg asked her if she wanted a specialized plate. Teal is the designated color for ovarian cancer, so of course Stacey wanted a teal plate. There are no teal specialized license plates.
All of a sudden Greg and Stacey looked at each other. They both had the same idea. “Let’s create a teal colored ovarian cancer awareness license plate.” And that is exactly what they are doing.
Greg created a website where the petition can be signed. Please help Stacey and Greg collect 5,000 signatures for an ovarian cancer awareness license plate. Visit coloradoovariancancerplate.com and sign the petition.
Quite by chance, Stacey discovered a neighbor suffering from ovarian cancer. Tyler Polumbus’ mom has been battling this cancer for many years.
A mockup of what the new license plate could look like
According to Tyler, “I watched my mom go from perfectly healthy to an overnight diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer. I certainly hold any cause for ovarian cancer awareness close.
“Jodi’s Race is an awesome event that my family has gone to the last three years. I encourage everyone to sign up. It is an inspiring event for a great cause.
“Stacey and her daughter Olivia approached me to help them with a campaign to raise 5,000 signatures so we can get an ovarian cancer awareness license plate. I hope everyone reading this can help out.
“My mom has been fighting extremely hard for years now and overcoming long odds. I firmly believe in the power of prayer, and we are grateful for advancements in medicine. Definitely do not give up hope if diagnosed. I could not be prouder of my mom.”
Tyler and Olivia will be collecting signatures at Jodi’s Race to be held Saturday, June 9, at Denver’s City Park.
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