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Monday, September 17, 2012

Nine Girls Ask Luncheon

I have learned that certain events in our lives happen for a reason; there is unquestionably a plan set into motion that brings us to who we are and who we become....Joan Wyllie

To help find a cure for Ovarian Cancer, Joan Wylie, her husband Dick and her amazing family and team put on such a wonderful luncheon to support her organization Nine Girls Ask.  Over 500 attendees enjoyed amazing shopping, beautiful guitar music by Bill Coleman and rock and roll by Ron's Garage Band,  plus abundant silent and live auction prizes, wine tasting and a delicious lunch at the La Jolla Marriott. In addition everyone learned more about this sneaky but "not so silent" disease.

I met so many special people and loved photographing the event and offering my "Buy It Now" portrait gift certificates. Before meeting Joan, I was quite unaware of the challenges of ovarian cancer, how underfunded and dangerous this frequently misdiagnosed illness is. Several courageous women shared their stories and I have to say, it is a Hero's Journey. Susan Taylor, former anchor for NBC 7 and executive director of external affairs with Scripps Health was mistress of ceremony. Representatives from  UCSD Moores Cancer Center presented an award to Joan and her team for the difference they are making in the lives of countless women. Well done and thanks for including me in this event.

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