|Dear Friends of the Players That Care Foundation,
It is a great honor for my team and myself that Ms. Linda Long
has decided to honor the memory of her mother by continuing her
tireless fund-raising efforts for this important cause: the prevention
and cure of ovarian cancer.
This is a trying time for all of us, so it is especially wonderful
to see the willingness of individuals to stand up for ovarian cancer
research when so many other worthy causes call for our attention.
Unfortunately, cancer still remains a signifigant public health
challenge here and around the world. It is our legacy for humanity
to work towards a future when cancer can be conquered.
On bealf of the 23,000 women who will be challenged by ovarian
cancer this year and their families, I thank you again for your
generous commitment of funds, time, and resources. may your good
deeds be reflected in health and happiness for you and your loved
Sofia D. Merajver, MD, PhD
Assocaite Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
A Comprehensive Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer
A Member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network