In October 2012, a dream was realized for two dynamic ovarian cancer survivors: Anne Tonachel and Robin Bray. Their dream was to provide a restorative retreat for other ovarian cancer survivors in the northeast. When the amazing Kennedy family of Camp Kieve and The Kennedy Learning Center provided the retreat space (in honor of a family member with ovarian cancer), this restorative retreat was born.
The connection between Lynch Syndrome and ovarian cancer
This article was posted on the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance website.
"Inherited gene mutations, such as BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Some of these mutations, which affect MLHL, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 and EPCAM genes, can cause Lynch Syndrome. This disorder is also called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) and, as its name suggests, it can lead to various cancers (ovarian cancer among them)."