Laurel J. Pracht, President

  Laurel J Pracht, founder of the West Valley Ovarian Cancer Alliance, is a 17 year ovarian cancer survivor. Read more

 

Laurel J Pracht, founder of the West Valley Ovarian Cancer Alliance, is a 17 year ovarian cancer survivor.

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Cheryl O'Brien

  I have been a full-time resident of Sun City, AZ for a little over two years, but I have been visiting this area since 1960 when my grandparents came out from St. Louis, MO as pioneers. They were one of the first 16 couples to relocate when Del Webb opened his doors. Read more

 

I have been a full-time resident of Sun City, AZ for a little over two years, but I have been visiting this area since 1960 when my grandparents came out from St. Louis, MO as pioneers. They were one of the first 16 couples to relocate when Del Webb opened his doors.

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Tana Kern, Vice President

 I have lived in Sun City for 16 years.  Before coming to Sun City, I lived in Spokane, Washington.  I worked at Sacred Heart Medical Center for forty years.  My position was an operating room technician in open heart surgery and perivascular surgery.  

I met Laurel Pracht in Sun City at the time she was being treated for ovarian cancer.  I soon found out that one of my cousins had died from this disease.  I knew I wanted to help bring awareness of this disease to the public.  Most of my work with WVOCA is helping to plan each annual Teal Golf Outing, soliciting and gathering merchandise for the raffle baskets and setting up the social hall where we have our lunch and program.

Alice Wilson, Secretary

 

 

Mary Lou Luke, Treasurer


Karen Watson

Karen graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Central Washington University in 1985.  She worked as an Executive Secretary and Purchasing Agent with the federal government.  Karen and her husband, William, relocated frequently due to his work.  They moved to Sun City in 1995 after William retired.  Karen joined several clubs including the Sun City Computer Club and Willowcreek Ladies 9-Hole Golf League in 1995.   Karen held many positions with the Willowcreek Ladies 9-Hole Golf League.  During 22 years as a golf league member  she has remained active.  She was a founding member of the West Valley Ovarian Cancer Alliance (WVOCA) Board of Directors .  She oversees pairings and registration for the annual Teal Ribbon charity Golf Tournament.   This experience has enabled her to prepare paperwork required for three golf tournaments each year.  The Teal Ribbon Golf Tournament has proven more successful each succeeding year as the Board works as a team.  Working with Laurel Pracht and seeing the strides made by this organization has contributed to my dedication to WVOCA and its mission.

 

Lenora Rector, Board Member

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I had not been touched by cancer until May, 2000 when my daughter Michele was diagnosed with uterine cancer.  She passed away May 6, 2001.  Her sister Kellie heard about the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.  We both decidedto become involved in the Relay and have had a team walking for 15 years.   I moved to Sun City in 2005 and joined a golf league where I met Laurel Pracht.  Her story of survival really touched me.  I played in her Teal Ribbon Golf Tournament and was subsequently asked to join the Board of the West Valley Ovarian Cancer Alliance.  I wanted to get involved and learn more about ovarian cancer.

  

Carol Ann Kunz       

Hugh Curtis