Nicole Andrews

Nicole Andrews StepUP Team

In by Nicole Andrews

756.17% Raised
$22,685.00 donated of $3,000.00 goal
133 Donors
Campaign has ended

Cure Our Ovarian Cancer is dedicated to finding a cure for low-grade serous ovarian cancer – a rarer subtype and the type of ovarian cancer I have.  I want to join their work by raising money for their research partners and awareness about ovarian cancer.

My plan is to organize a 5K walk in Houston, Texas, on September 27, 2020, asking family, friends, and friends of friends to walk with me (in person or virtually, socially distanced, of course).  Options to support me are for people to sponsor me personally to walk, join my team and get their own sponsors and walk, or pray for me during my walk.

Why am I organizing this walk as part of the “StepUP!” Challenge?
Finding out just over 3 months ago that I had a rare cancer, Stage III Primary Low Grade Serous Ovarian and Stage III Primary Low Grade Serous Peritoneal Cancer was quite a blow to me. I had extensive surgery in May and am currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments.  I am still coping with the anxiety of the diagnosis.  I continue to have times when I worry about my future and when I fear reoccurrence of this cancer.  I’ve learned through my support group these feelings are normal.  But organizing this walk and the global purpose for the challenge is giving me HOPE!– Hope that I can actively help my future.

In light of an 85% reoccurrence rate for this cancer and the fact that I will be taking medicine to combat this for the remainder of my life, I want to help doctors—especially Dr. Gershenson at MD Anderson—to continue research on treatments that can help prolong my life as well as the lives of other survivors.

This 5K fundraising walk allows me to take ownership of my future by providing me with the opportunity to be on the fundraising part of the team and raise money for the research part of the team that is working to advance treatment options and improve the prognosis for patients like me.

 In summary, I am eager to do all I can to support Dr. Gershenson and his fellow researchers in their quest to improve the outcomes for women battling low-grade serous ovarian cancer!

Thank you for supporting me on this journey.

Love, Nicole

Please help me  in one of the following ways:

1)  Sponsor my walk one of two ways:

  • From my Cure Our Ovarian Cancer Team page, choose the DONATE button and selecting MDAnderson. 
  • Choose the DONATE button directly in Facebook and donate through STAAR Ovarian Cancer.  Funds donated will also go to MDAnderson.

2) Join my team by getting sponsors for yourself and walking with me on September 27th in person or virtually. 

  • Email me at nicoleandrewsstepup@gmail.com and I will add you to our team roster online, send you instructions, and you can begin getting sponsors.  

3)  Pray for me and the others walking on September 27th.

4) Spread the word about Ovarian Cancer.  The more people that know about Step Up for Ovarian Cancer, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family

  1. Anonymous

    $100.00
  2. Eric Birge

    $100.00
  3. Anonymous

    $50.00
    In support of Nicole Andrews
  4. Alicia Smith

    $1,000.00
    In Honor of Nicole Locher Andrews.
  5. Anonymous

    $50.00
    Love you! Prayers are daily for strength & bravery!
  6. Kyle Gibson

    $250.00
  7. Ralph Culler

    $200.00
    Nicole, congratulations on your tremendous success with the 5K walk. I was very pleased that Caramel (our donkey), my grandson Case, and I were able to to accompany you, albeit virtually. I hope you know you are always in our thoughts and prayers. I wish you the very best in the weeks ahead. Warm Regards, Ralph
  8. Andrew Birge

    $100.00
  9. Phyllis Ferguson

    $100.00
    In support for Nicole Andrews
  10. laura underwood

    $100.00
    Just seeing this ... prayers and love friend. Fight like a girl, fight like a DG, kick some butt:)
  11. Dena & Brian Wood

    $500.00
    Nicole - Your strength, courage and smile are such an inspiration. We love you!
  12. Shorey Russell

    $50.00
  13. Michele Hatz

    $100.00
    Praying for a cure and complete healing for you sweet Nicole ❤️✝️❤️
  14. Paula Getz

    $100.00
  15. Janet Jamison Sweeney

    $100.00
    Love you sweet Nicole ?
  16. Leigh Ganchan

    $400.00
  17. Heather McGrady

    $50.00
    “In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter‬ ‭1:6-7 “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”. Ephesians‬ ‭3:19-20‬
  18. Marion Curry

    $50.00
  19. WaterPointe Pools Muras

    $500.00
    We are praying God’s blessings for you! Hugs and love from the WaterPointe Family!?
  20. Carrie Heitkamp

    $200.00
    In support and abundance of love for our sister in law.
  21. Anonymous

    $100.00
    Continued prayers for complete healing ??
  22. Tracie McCoy

    $50.00
    Nicole as a DG continues to “Do Good”. I want to support her efforts! ITBS, Tracie Brothers McCoy
  23. Kimi Van Wie

    $100.00
    Nicole, sending lots of love and encouragement. Thank you so much for setting this up and raising awareness. Let me know if you need anything.
  24. Kay Seeliger

    $100.00
    Thinking about you Nicole!!!
  25. Becky Fredrickson

    $100.00
    We are praying for you, your family and your doctors Nicole! God bless you!
  26. Jon Ogg

    $200.00
    I was sad to hear about this and am happy to contribute to your fundraising event.
  27. Kim Ogg

    $100.00
  28. Kelly Cubbage

    $500.00
    I am sending you prayers and hugs Nicole!!!
  29. Melissa Merrill

    $400.00
    Donating for research and treatment to benefit Nicole Andrews and others like her! Love you Nicole and you’ve got this! Prayers continue for complete healing!
  30. JJ McDermott

    $200.00
  31. Kai Gomez

    $100.00
  32. Mary Hutchins

    $25.00
    Nicole Andrews
  33. Karen Hever

    $100.00
  34. Courtney Martin

    $200.00
  35. Kathryn Jenkins

    $25.00
    We love you Nicole! You’ve got this, Pickle!
  36. David Triebel

    $75.00
  37. Janet Pickell

    $50.00
  38. Jane Janecek

    $50.00
  39. Paige Slates

    $50.00
  40. Richard McWhorter

    $500.00
    In support of Nicole Andrews, our sweet friend.
  41. Katie Gantenbein

    $10.00
  42. Dena Day

    $150.00
    Sending hugs and prayers to you Nicole!!!
  43. Joe Little

    $250.00
  44. Anonymous

    $20.00
  45. Katherine Scott

    $200.00
  46. Katie Caminati

    $50.00
    Praying for you!
  47. Karen and Bill Carroll

    $25.00
  48. Heather Lindsay

    $1,000.00
    Donating to support my dear friend Nicole in finding a cure for ovarian cancer
  49. Gayla Adams

    $100.00
    Praying for complete healing, Nicole! Gayla and Jennifer
  50. Jill Kaale

    $100.00
  51. ben gallagher

    $100.00
  52. Jane Cabes

    $150.00
  53. Amy Coiner

    $100.00
    In support of Nicole Andrews and in memory of my mom Linda Kacal.
  54. Gina Potenza

    $15.00
    Prayers a cure is found & for your restored health.
  55. Holly Morgan

    $20.00
    Good luck.
  56. Susan Hykel

    $250.00
    Nicole, Chris, Sarah, Nathan and I are praying with your through your treatments. We love you and the boys dearly.
  57. Bob and Carol Little

    $250.00
    This gift honors Nicole Andrews and her sons, Harrison and Nicholas, who are our precious grandsons.
  58. Pattie Courtin

    $100.00
    I am a survivor and friend of Nicole
  59. Yvonne Feist

    $100.00
    In memory of my mom who died from ovarian cancer.
  60. Koochie and Jack Hardig

    $100.00
    We are praying and supporting you sweet Nicole. Sorry we can't be there for the walk .
  61. Cameron Gallagher

    $100.00
  62. Becky Cornelius

    $100.00
    Praying for you , Nicole. Love you and good luck on your walk.
  63. Alexis Kennedy

    $200.00
    Nicole, you inspire me as a mom, wife, daughter, friend and fighter for good! You will beat this and come out stronger on the other side. Much love, Alexis
  64. Melissa Burkett

    $100.00
    Nicole is such an inspiration!
  65. Gail Barcelo

    $100.00
    Hugs and love to Nicole ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  66. Peter Freyer

    $100.00
  67. Marilyn Bullard

    $100.00
    I am praying for a cure for this cancer !
  68. Anonymous

    $100.00
  69. John Carnley II

    $100.00
  70. KIMBERLY GIROUARD

    $100.00
    Love you Nicole!!
  71. Elizabeth Young

    $50.00
  72. Kristen Alexander

    $100.00
    If we weren’t out of town that weekend the Alexander family would all be walking with you. Miss you and love you forever!
  73. Christina Campbell

    $50.00
    Prayers and hugs Nicole!
  74. Nancy McDermott

    $500.00
  75. Darren Miles

    $100.00
  76. Sidney Bauer

    $50.00
    Rooting for you, Nicole! Love you!!
  77. Marnie Cohen

    $30.00
    I am walking for my sorority sister Nicole Andrews
  78. Karin Donovan

    $50.00
    Love you, Nicole!
  79. Anonymous

    $500.00
    We are praying for you, your family and Dr. Gershenson.
  80. STAAR Ovarian Cancer Facebook Fundraiser Contributions

    $2,800.00
  81. Lily Fuori

    $20.00
  82. Brian & Denise Armbruster

    $100.00
  83. Michele Vincent

    $50.00
    Sending love and prayers to you Nicole.... stay strong and best this♥️♥️
  84. Catherine Garcia

    $100.00
    Love you Nicole!
  85. Lori and Scott Bruns

    $100.00
    We are in! With walking, donating, praying, virtual hugs etc!!!! We will continue to forever support you my sweet sister Nicole!
  86. Karen Turbidy

    $100.00
    I cannot think of a worthier cause than to support my dear friend, Nicole, as she courageously battles each and every cancerous cell in her body. With all of our prayers and faith, together, we will help Nicole win this war.
  87. Steven Reed

    $250.00
    We love you keep fighting.
  88. Ruby Sandars

    $100.00
  89. Judith Perkins

    $100.00
    Supporting Nicole Locher Andrews
  90. Joe DeLeon

    $100.00
    Class of 1988! Stay strong Nicole!
  91. Shehla Merchant

    $100.00
    Prayers for great strength during this tough time! You are always there for your students, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if anything is needed! Recover quickly - we miss seeing you this semester! Sincerely- Shehla
  92. Carrie McMullen

    $100.00
    We love you- the McMullen Family
  93. Jessica Pfeiffer

    $1,000.00
    For Nicole Andrews
  94. Nikki Vineyard

    $100.00
    Praying for you Nicole! ?
  95. Xuan Li

    $50.00
  96. Rhonda Fariss

    $50.00
  97. Beverly Byas

    $200.00
    Big Hugs to you Nicole! We are sorry we won't be in town to walk with you. Lots of love my friend.
  98. Amber Ostrander

    $45.00
  99. Stephanie Cordes

    $150.00
  100. Carmen Bowman

    $100.00
  101. Amber Ostrander

    $45.00
  102. Julia Mann

    $100.00
    In support of Nicole Andrews, your Delta Gamma sisters are here for you. In the Bonds.
  103. Pace and Keith Lossen

    $100.00
    We love you Nicole!!
  104. Michael Buller

    $500.00
  105. Barbara Young

    $50.00
    Know about you through Scott McMillan, our son-in-law. We will certainly be praying for you.
  106. Brooke Shelby

    $100.00
  107. Renee Kahre

    $100.00
    You are an amazing woman! You always have a smile and a can do outlook on life. If there is anyone who is going too beat this it is you! Sending (((HUGS))), love, support, an lots of prayers from Hanoi. I am sorry I will not be there to walk with you!
  108. Lisa Greve

    $50.00
  109. Diane Tetens Malloy

    $50.00
    I've known Nicole forever. I would support her until the end of time!
  110. Shirley Wolters

    $25.00
    With love & support
  111. Lauren Pollock

    $10.00
  112. Carol Enneking

    $100.00
  113. Marilynn Oliphant

    $50.00
  114. Kim Meister-Stanley

    $50.00
    Supporting my beautiful friend Nicole Locher- Andrews
  115. Lesley Sciortino

    $100.00
  116. Shannon Peters

    $100.00
    In support of Nicole Andrews! Keep fighting! You are in my prayers!!!
  117. Holly Bennett

    $75.00
    Nicole, sending you all my love and support. You are one of the kindest human beings I have ever met. The world needs more Nicole’s!
  118. Judith Lilie

    $50.00
    Praying for our Nicole’s complete recovery.
  119. Raeanne Crain

    $250.00
    I am unable to participate on 9/27 but would love to make a donation. Praying for you!
  120. Karen Gilmore

    $100.00
  121. Anonymous

    $100.00
  122. ANGIE BECK AND FAMILY

    $20.00
  123. Scott & Aimee McMillan

    $150.00
    I’m donating today to support one of my favorite people in the world, Nicole, who is affected by ovarian cancer. ..I pray for her, her amazing doctors at MD Anderson, and her family. ❤️
  124. Susan Giroir

    $50.00
  125. Pat Rutter

    $25.00
    In support of Nicole Andrews
  126. Erin Teichman

    $1,000.00
  127. Susie Wilcox

    $100.00
    Support
  128. John Hunt

    $150.00
  129. Carol Groh

    $150.00
  130. Paige Royse

    $50.00
    Supporting my sweet friend, Nicole.
  131. Carolyn Wade

    $100.00
    Praying for your health and strength, sweet friend..
  132. Ann Merrill

    $25.00
  133. Tracy Collins

    $100.00
  134. Heather Connelly

    $100.00
    In support of Nicole Andrews. Love you!
  135. Jane Ludemann

    $100.00
    Good luck! What an impressive feat to be doing this so soon after your diagnosis, while going through treatment.

Team Members

  1. Captain
    Nicole Andrews
    $2,820.00 raised
  2. Ludi Casas
    $100.00 raised
  3. Shirley Williams
    $0.00 raised
  4. Shirley Williams
    $0.00 raised
  5. Joy LeBlanc
    $0.00 raised
  6. Cameron Gallagher
    $200.00 raised
  7. Paige Reed
    $0.00 raised
  8. Cathy Garcia
    $300.00 raised
  9. Harrison Little
    $250.00 raised
  10. Katharine Andrews
    $1,000.00 raised