Vicki Welsh was an outgoing, compassionate woman, who loved nature, animals, outdoor activities, her art and traveling with her husband Dave, whom she was married to for 33 years. She began having symptoms in 2001 and was finally diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer in July 2002. Vicki lost her battle with ovarian cancer in January of 2006 at the age of 52 and sadly, three months later Vicki’s mother-in-law, Lula Mae (Lou) Welsh, also passed of ovarian cancer.
Shortly before Vicki passed away she expressed her wish to family and friends for the need to better educate women about ovarian cancer. Too frequently this disease is not detected until it’s in an advanced stage, and women need to know their risk factors, the potential symptoms and be assertive in speaking to their health care providers. In Vicki’s memory, this fund has been established to fight ovarian cancer by promoting greater awareness of the disease and its symptoms. Vicki loved life! Helping other women live longer will be her legacy.