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

My mom was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer at 49 years old in February of 2017. My goal for the TCS NYC Marathon is to raise $2,500 on behalf of T.E.A.L.®, finish injury free, and, of course, have fun.

I love running because it is an outlet that allows me to relieve stress while still being able to challenge myself. Running brings structure and discipline into my daily routine and helps me stay focused.

If I had the power to change one thing about ovarian cancer, it would be to create a screening test so it could be diagnosed in much earlier stages. As of today, there is no screening, and when it is found, it is often Stage 3 or later.

To all of the amazing ladies out there battling this awful disease, just know you are not alone! There is power in numbers, and together, we can make a difference. And to my mom, never stop fighting! Your strength and resilience have shown me that anything is possible. You have been such an inspiration to me and everyone around you.