Barb Horton (cont’d)
I first learned about the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego in the summer of 2009. I had just retired and was attending a cancer survivorship celebration. I was introduced to Peg Ford and she invited me to join a group she had started to present the Survivors Teaching Students (STS) program to medical and nursing students. After attending a training class, I started presenting my story of diagnosis at STS presentations. After several years, I was encouraged to train to become a facilitator for the program. Since completing the training, it has been my honor to facilitate presentations for medical students, nursing students and others in the medical field.
The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego became a 501c(3) non-profit organization in 2014 and I became one of the early board members. Our organization has been active in the community sharing our message of early symptoms and risk factors so other women who are diagnosed are diagnosed early, as I was, so they too may have long term remissions. I continue to dance with NED, no evidence of disease.