Mary Ann is a survivor of stage 3c ovarian cancer. Ironically, she worked as a cancer registrar at UW- abstracting and staging cancer cases for the Carbone Cancer Center. She retired shortly after her diagnosis. She discovered WOCA on a list of resource websites while in treatment. She was originally drawn to the STS program, and joined. In 2016, she assumed the role of the Madison area Facilitator.
As a grateful survivor, Mary Ann feels compelled to spread awareness, provide education, and raise funds for research of this "disease that whispers." Her favorite event is the Survivor Brunch. She loves spending time with her lovely "survivor sisters" of her "Fried Eggs-Sunny Side Up" OC Survivor Social Group in Madison.