Actress partners with TESARO to launch national movement to help empower the ovarian cancer community
BY Kristie L. Kahl
Actress, director and ovarian cancer survivor Cobie Smulders – best known for her roles in How I Met Your Mother and The Avengers series – has partnered with TESARO to launch the national movement, Not on My Watch, to help empower the ovarian cancer community.
At the age of 25, Cobie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after advocating for herself to get an ultrasound that led to her diagnosis. Now, recurrence-free more than 10 years later, she knows that the majority of women with ovarian cancer will see the disease return. So, she is working to educate women to let them know they no longer have to just "watch and wait."
Through the initiative, TESARO will donate $5 to ovarian cancer patient organizations every time Cobie’s public service announcement video is shared. To learn more or to share the video, visit https://www.notonmywatch.com/