T.E.A.L.® RUNNERS FOR THE 2019 UNITED AIRLINES NYC HALF: ANDREA

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Learn more about Andrea, one of our runners on team Tell Every Amazing Lady® for the 2019 NYC Half Marathon!

I am very excited to join T.E.A.L.® (Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer) for United Airlines New York City Half Marathon 2019.

I became interested in fundraising to find a cure for ovarian cancer when I got introduced to the field of genetic counseling.  Carriers of a BRCA gene mutation face a lifetime risk of ovarian cancer between 10-60 percent. Genetic counseling and testing is the best way to identify hereditary ovarian cancer risk, especially in families with a strong history and prevalence of ovarian cancer and breast cancer.

The psychological stress introduced by genetic diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. I have learned through my research career at Northwell Health however, that patients can take preventative care for their children who may be at risk.

On March 17th, Andrea will be running the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half as part of team Tell Every Amazing Lady®. Support her here: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/tell-every-amazing-lady-about-ovarian-cancer-foundation-nyc-half-2019/andreala-bella

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