friends to help other women who were also suffering with ovarian cancer. Celma herself was not diagnosed until late in the disease although she had been seeking treatment as she knew something was wrong.
Celma was a talented leader in the community, gracefully chairing numerous non-profit committees that enhanced the entire Tampa Bay area, including the arts, medical and educational groups. Her leadership, gifts of time and talent, and generous financial support made her a community icon. Her brave battle with ovarian cancer made her our heroine. Celma died in 2004. Celma is survived by eight children, a large extended family and many friends. Her spirit lives on in our Mission Statement: “To unite family, friends, and community to fight ovarian cancer.”