Determined to Make a Difference

Published on August 8th, 2017

Judy Robinson was a long-time member of Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas and an active supporter in her club’s Harvest Moon Regatta, a popular fall race that extends 150 miles from Galveston to Port Aransas.

Robinson, a NASA scientist, was 57 years old when she first noticed something wasn’t right with her body. Despite a healthy lifestyle, Robinson was diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer in 2009 and died within a year.

While battling ovarian cancer, she was determined to do something to raise awareness about the vague signs and symptoms and ineffective screening tools for women impacted by ovarian cancer. The result was the launch of Judy’s Mission in 2010.

For the sixth year, a Sail-a-thon to raise ovarian cancer awareness will be part of the 2017 Harvest Moon Regatta® to be held October 5-8. Working with Judy’s Mission, the Sail-a-thon has raised over $68,000 for awareness programs

To learn more about Judy and her foundation, click here.

To make a donation for the Sail-a-thon, click here.


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