Hello! I am Andrea Annese Como, and I am so happy that you've found my website. I am an Ovarian Cancer Survivor turned Advocate and I am so passionate about this cause.
I was previously on the Board for Caring Together, an Albany NY based support group educating local colleges. Their mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy for women with Ovarian Cancer as well as support research efforts aimed at finding an early detection test and a cure.
Through the organization, I have had the fortunate opportunity to speak at numerous events; some of which have included, Albany Medical College, Russell Sage College, Bassett Hospital, and Herkimer Community College.
It is my passion in life to educate as many women as I can about the importance of early detection! In November of 2010, I began to plan local events in my local area of Albany, NY, to educate the community. I have organized yoga classes at Estudio, spin classes at Gold’s Gym and The Revolution, and boxing events for Pugnacious Promotions.
So far, my efforts have raised $7,500 with 100% of all proceeds donated to Caring Together.
I have also been part of the Survivors Teaching Students Program of New York State for the last two years. Myself, along with several other Ovarian Cancer survivors share our stories with medical and nursing students at Albany Medical College, Russell Sage College, and The College of St. Rose. Th e students get the opportunity to hear our stories and compare how the doctors, disease, and medications have changed over the years.
I feel so very blessed and grateful that my story has a happy ending and I have made it my life’s mission to be an advocate and resource for as many women as I can possibly reach.