This September Shop for A Cause

This September, Shop for a Cause While donating directly to an ovarian cancer organization will have the biggest impact with my dollars, I love supporting businesses that support ovarian cancer research. Here are some fun places to shop that will donate a portion of their proceeds. Color Street Color Street‘s newest foundation set, Brave and […]

My Cancer Story Podcast Interview

My first podcast interview with My Cancer Story is live today! Just in time for Conquer Cancer Day (May 6) and World Ovarian Cancer Day (May 8). I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed recording this episode! Most of you probably don’t know that I’ve lent my voice to over 100 podcast […]

Ovarian Cancer Advocacy Day

I am so honored to be a part of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance Advocacy Leaders program. OCRA is one of the world’s largest ovarian cancer organizations, supporting survivors, advocating for patients, and funding life-saving research. As an Advocacy Leader, today I joined hundreds of men and women around the country to share my story […]

Our Ovarian Cancer Playlist

For many women battling cancer, finding the words to express the emotions they are having can be difficult. Music can be a beautiful way to explore your feelings and help you cope. A few months ago, I asked my ovarian cancer community to share their “fight song” with the intention of creating a playlist to […]

Dear Morgan

For those of you that don’t know, I started keeping a hand-written journal to process my private thoughts and emotions during this chapter in my life. Occasionally, I draw content from the journal to share with you. Recently, I was tasked to write myself a letter from a place of love. I found this exercise […]

I’m Using My #PowerfulVoice on World Ovarian Cancer Day

I will be celebrating World Ovarian Cancer Day on May 8, 2020, with Cure Our Ovarian Cancer, the world’s only charitable organization solely focused on funding research for low-grade serous ovarian carcinoma, by using my #PowerfulVoice to increase awareness of this disease and fundraising for research. One in 70 women will be diagnosed with ovarian […]

Quarantine Advice from a Cancer Survivor

As I write this post, I’m on day 35 home because of the COVID-19 crisis in New Jersey and around the world. As someone who recently finished treatment for cancer, this pandemic came at a particularly scary time. Back in March I wrote a post reminding people that social distancing was important to keep people […]

To Those Too Healthy to Worry about COVID-19…

Lucky you, but this isn’t about you. This is about me and the millions of other Americans with underlying health conditions that leave their immune systems compromised. This isn’t about whether or not a healthy person will quickly recover from a virus. This is about keeping the otherwise healthy people out of the hospitals so […]

Celebrating Apres

What a week! I had my post-chemotherapy scans and bloodwork last Friday and the results have been dripping in all week. My CA125 (the ovarian cancer antigen) is now at a personal all-time low of 11! Anything under 35 considered normal, and before surgery, my level was 582. So that 11 was great news. My […]

I won’t let cancer beat me

I thought a lot about what I was going to name this blog. Maybe I would use a cute ovary pun or misspelling, or would I make it something with my name and keep cancer out of it. “Morgan Beats Cancer” was a bold choice. At the time I was only about halfway through my […]