About Gail Parkins    

Gail ParkinsAt the young age of 56, Gail Parkins lost her courageous battle with ovarian cancer.  On November 14, 1999 our entire family was devastated by the diagnosis of stage III C ovarian epithelial cancer.  Within a few days, she would undergo her first debulking surgery and then begin her two year battle with cancer including consecutive chemotherapy and various clinical trials. 

Gail lived each day to its fullest.  She refused to wait for death and her optimism and spirit live on through her children, grandchildren and most everyone who knew her. 

Your selfless participation in this event is synonymous with the selfless way she lived her life.  The Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Awareness Walk is intended to raise the level of awareness for this disease, provide financial support to research efforts, and to pay tribute to those touched by ovarian cancer. 

One by one, day by day, a little bit at a time, we can make a difference!

Thank you for your support!

Melanie Parkins Bacheler


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