A friend of ours, Anne Rita Monahan, passed away on May 13th. Anne Rita, a local Arizonan, battled ovarian cancer for the last eight years. She started her foundation in 2007 to fight back against ovarian cancer. The ARM Foundation’s mission is to promote awareness and education about ovarian cancer and raise finances to help fund the discovery of an effective, reliable screening tool that will help detect ovarian cancer early and give women the best opportunity for full remission.
Ovarian cancer does not cause many early signs until the cancer grows. Ladies, if you are experiencing the following symptoms continually for more than three weeks, please see your doctor:
- pressure or fullness in the pelvis
- abdominal bloating
- or changes in bowel and bladder patterns that continue and/or worsen
Anne’s lasting legacy is the ARM Foundation, which will continue her fight to help prevent unnecessary deaths to ovarian cancer. If you would like to make a donation to ARM, please visit Anne’s website: www.anneritamonahan.org
Anne, you will be missed.