In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a cervical cancer survivor - who is currently living with ovarian cancer - about a cross-country journey she took last summer on a teal and white Harley Davidson motorcycle to raise ovarian cancer awareness.
For some, a cross-country trip consists of many stops to marvel at the breathtaking views found at any of the many national monuments found along the way. For one patient with ovarian cancer, however, a cross-country trip that began in Oregon and ended in Maine meant so much more than just taking in the sights.
In this week’s episode, we spoke with Donna Wiegle, a cervical cancer survivor who is currently living with ovarian cancer, who, last summer, trekked across the country on a teal and white Harley Davidson motorcycle to raise awareness about ovarian cancer.
It took Wiegle almost two and a half years to receive her ovarian cancer diagnosis, and as she notes, the sooner the cancer is detected the better. As a result of her experience, she wanted to find a way to inform as many women as possible about the symptoms of ovarian cancer so others could be diagnosed sooner rather than later.
By the end of her journey, Wiegle had ridden more than 6,000 miles, handed out more than 700 pamphlets on the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and raised more than $55,000 for ovarian cancer charities.