KarenIngalls

Patient Leader

I'm a retired RN; nine year ovarian cancer survivor; author of award winning book Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir providing information about this lesser known disease, and offers hope and inspiration to women and their families; and proceeds go to gynecologic research. This book was earned First Place for the Indie Excellence Book Awards and Honorable Mention for the Midwest Book Awards. I write a weekly blog (www.outshineovariancancer.blogspot.com) about health/wellness, relationships, spirituality, and cancer. I do presentations to nurses, service organizations, and the general public about ovarian cancer and healthy coping methods for any challenge in life.

Location

Tavares, FL

Nominations

Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Blog Patient Leader Hero

Ovarian cancer survivor, volunteer, speaker, blogger, and writer. Karen is the author of Outshine Ovarian Cancer. She volunteers for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida.  — Harriet

Karen is a wealth of information and inspiration in her quest to share the story of ovarian cancer and other gynecological cancers.  — Susan

Karen has written a book, has a blog, attends group meetings and is an inspired speaker to give support to women who have or are survivors of ovarian cancer.  — June

Has written 90 wonderful & informative blogs. Has written an inspirational book about ovarian cancer  — Janet

She has written over 90 blogs about a variety of health issues and a holistic approach to living life more fully and completely. She has published articles on the Internet with Oncology Times, Coping Magazine, PearlPoint website. She has a website (www.outshineovariancancer.com) and my blogsite where I have a weekly post.She has had a number of guest bloggers. She has used such social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GoodReads, and Pinterest to promote better health. Her book, Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Her award-winning book is designed to spread awareness about ovarian cancer, to offer hope and inspiration to women and their families, and to donate proceeds to ovarian cancer research. She ha been a volunteer with Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida, and given presentations to medical staff at Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Cornerstone Hospice nurses, nursing students at the University of Central Florida, and to groups of people at churches, libraries, and community centers.

Her book Outshine An Ovarian Cancer Memoir is an award-winning book that has encouraged and informed patients and families of this disease. She has volunteered with Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida and given presentations to medical staff at Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Cornerstone Hospice nurses,nursing students at the University of Central Florida and to groups of people at churches, libraries, and community centers.  — denise

Karen Ingalls has educated thousands of women about the dangers and warning signs of ovarian cancer, and her book, "Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir" is a moving document that shines a light on her very personal and intimate process of living with--and conquering--ovarian cancer.

Author of book about ovarian cancer and donates all proceeds to gynecological research; volunteers for OCAF and Women for Hospice; inspiring blogger at www.outshineovariancancer.blogspot.com.  — Janet

I have never met anyone more passionate about a cause than Karen Ingalls. I have know her through her trials of surviving ovarian cancer to her honest and heart-felt book chronicling her fear to her uncompromising desire to spread the word of this silent killer. She writes a weekly blog on various subjects, all designed to give information and hope to others. She also has written articles for various medical publications. As a registered nurse who got caught unaware by her cancer, she does presentations to professionals as well as laymen to try to promote awareness and better health. I feel that Karen Ingalls is definitely a Health Activist Hero and very deserving of this award.  — Darcia

I always read Karen Ingalls Blog. Karen's topics are very informational not only about Ovarian Cancer but also women and men health issues. Her words are very iinspirtational with encouragements for our lives everyday  — denise

Karen, an ovarian cancer survivor, published Outshine, her diary of the journey through treatment of her own cancer. She is a health care professional who presents seminars and lectures to interested groups of women (and some men) at hospitals, libraries, and other appropriate venues.  — Ruth

For the last three years, Karen has been dedicated to not only increasing ovarian cancer awareness through her consistent blog posts, but beyond that, she has been creating a community. From documenting her own battle with cancer to offering kind and gentle insights on how to make the most of life, Karen is the epitome of a Health Activist Hero.  — Hanna

Karen is such an inspiration to me and I really enjoy reading her blog!

Despite a recent recurrence of the deadly Ovarian Cancer, Karen has continued to encourage others through social media, her writing and her speaking.  — Shirley

Karen always hits the nail on the head for those experiencing ovarian cancer. I love her blog and I am actually a breast cancer survivor, but most a lot of her content is pertinent for all cancer survivors. Her warmth and compassion really come across in her writing

She covers a wide range of health/wellness, relationships, spirituality, and cancer

Karen has been a volunteer with the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida, and gives presentations at the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, to the Cornerstone Hospice nurses, nursing students at the University of Central Florida, and to groups of people at churches, libraries and community centers.  — Michelle

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