Corinne Feller was a scholar athlete who resided in Montgomery, New York her whole life. Corinne battled ovarian cancer for 10 months before succumbing to the disease at the young age of 18 in 1999. Her legacy of generosity, fairness, and social consciousness is the basis of The Corinne Feller Memorial Fund’s mission. Visit The Corinne Feller Memorial Fund to read more about Corinne’s legacy.
Nicole Feller Lee, Founder of The Corinne Feller Memorial Fund and sister of Corinne, explains, “Corinne stressed the importance of awareness.” As part of the outreach efforts for awareness, she founded the Cancer Awareness Survivors Team (CAST).
As she explains, “Learning the symptoms of ovarian cancer is vital because early diagnosis greatly increases chances for survival. Currently, almost 70 percent of ovarian cancer patients aren’t diagnosed until the disease is in its advanced stages. Each year, 27 thousand new cases of ovarian cancer are discovered, and more than 14 thousand women die of the disease. There is currently no effective screening tool for ovarian cancer, making awareness critically important.” Read more about CAST here and check out their table at these upcoming health fairs:
What: The 19th annual Health and Wellness Fair at Mount Saint Mary College
When: Wednesday, March 20, 11 am - 3 pm
Where: Hudson Hall, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY
What: Orange County Community College Wellness Fair
When: Wednesday, April 3, 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Shepard Student Center, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY
The Corinne Feller Memorial Fund will be hosting an ovarian cancer awareness presentation for nursing students at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. Members of C.A.S.T. will share their stories and Gynecological Oncologist Elizabeth Poynor will present the latest findings on this deadly disease. The public is welcome to attend.
What: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Presentation at Mount Saint Mary College
When: Wednesday, April 17
Where: Science Lecture Hall in Aquinas Hall