By Natalie Zarowny
The name of Angie DeWilfond's non-profit organization perfectly describes her attitude towards the disease she's been fighting for years.
It's called, Cancer Can Kiss My, well, you know what.
"How can I turn this into something good from something so horrible?" said Angie.
That was Angie's question to herself when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer almost 6 years ago.
Her answer was to help others by starting her organization, Cancer Can Kiss My you know what.
"I never thought I would ever be part of something like this. I mean, you go to events and you see things like this happen, but when it hits you, you just think, ok, how can I make a difference?" said Angie.
The organization had humble beginnings before it got to where it is today.
"We went from a small little gathering at my house to almost 800 people," said Angie.
They've raised $50 thousand over the past 6 years, with proceeds going to the University of Iowa's Gynecologic Oncology Research Lab and the National Ovarian Cancer coalition.
But the organization's not just about research.
Angie said it's also about raising awareness for women.
"It's really about, knowing your body, and yourself and know when the warning signs could be there. You really shouldn't second guess things," she said.
As for Angie herself, she just finished fighting ovarian cancer for the fourth time.
And despite the surgeries, chemotherapy, and stress, a positive outlook has been her biggest help.
"You have to have a good attitude, you have to keep fighting," she said.
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