Karyn Daniels lost her mom to cancer three years ago and since then she has started The Janet Daniels Foundation. This past weekend I photographed the Third Annual “Cancer Sucks” Fundraiser.The fundraiser began at Frankies’ Lounge in Bridgeport where over 200 motorcyclist gathered and gave their support. The event began with a breakfast, a balloon release, and then a visit to Janet Daniels Gravesite. It was very emotional for me because I lost both my parents to cancer. Cancer does suck.
The Janet Daniels Foundation whose proceeds go to Yale New Haven Hospital’s Discovery to Cure program run by the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. This program has pioneered the research and development of early detection techniques, and ultimately the race for a cure of this insidious and virtually SILENT disease.
What you may not know is that one in 57 women in the United States will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime; it is the fifth most common cancer in women. In 2011, an estimated 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and more than 15,000 women will succumb to this disease this year alone. For more information please call 203-445-3017