Month: February 2016

START YOUR ENGINES!! Sherry Pollex to speak at GYNCA’s 15th Annual Spring Luncheon & Survivor Fashion Show

Tuesday, February 16, 2016   Sherry Pollex, longtime partner of NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. will be the special guest speaker at GYN Cancers Alliance’s upcoming fundraiser, the 15th Annual Spring Luncheon and Survivor Fashion Show presented by Ron & Janice Penney. The event benefits GYN Cancers Alliance and The Ellis Fund. Pollex was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in late 2014, she and Truex Jr. were very public about her diagnosis and journey. The two have become advocates for research and early detection of the disease. Sherry has a long history of supporting cancer research, specifically through the Martin Truex Jr. Foundations’ annual CatWalk for a Cause Fashion Show (May 18th, 2016 in Mooresville, NC). The foundation’s focus is raising funds for childhood cancer research. After Sherry’s diagnosis the mission of the foundation evolved to include raising awareness and funds for Ovarian Cancer research. To celebrate GYNCA’s 15th year of operation in the Ozarks and the 15th year of this annual event, Jan Robbins Executive Director wanted to GO BIG in 2016. “As we worked to come up with fresh ideas for our survivor fashion show with this year’s Chairwoman, Janice Penney, we decided GYNCA could give back to another like organization through the event. We have partnered with The Ellis Fund. This fund was established to help ease the financial burden families face as a child goes through...

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Vermillion Teams up With NASCAR Driver Martin Truex, Jr. and Partner Sherry Pollex, an Ovarian Cancer Thriver, to “Accelerate” the National Conversation about Ovarian Cancer and OVA1®

AUSTIN, Texas, February 16, 2016 — Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a bio-analytical solutions company focused on gynecologic disease, today announced that NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Martin Truex, Jr. and his longtime partner, Sherry Pollex, an ovarian cancer thriver, will be in the driver seats for the new OVA1® Awareness Team. Vermillion’s OVA1® Awareness Team will ignite an ongoing dialogue about pelvic masses, the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, along with use of the OVA1®blood test. OVA1® is the first FDA-cleared blood test to evaluate the ovarian cancer risk of a pelvic mass. Sherry Pollex just finished her 17th and final chemotherapy treatment in January in her fight to beat stage three ovarian cancer. “Sherry and I are focused on turning her ovarian cancer battle into a positive opportunity to educate other women who might have a pelvic mass invade their lives. Our energy off the track this season will be used to educate others about the signs and symptoms of a pelvic mass and ovarian cancer, as well as highlight the benefits of OVA1®. No other patient should “pinball” from doctor to doctor as Sherry did and delay a diagnosis. We are now focused on changing the face of ovarian cancer and how it is diagnosed,” said Truex, Jr., who finished 4th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship in 2015. “Martin and I will use our racing platform to talk about pelvic mass evaluation so ovarian cancer can be diagnosed and...

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OUR MISSION

In August 2014, Sherry Pollex, Martin’s longtime girlfriend, was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Through their experiences, Martin and Sherry found purpose and focus in their mission to raise awareness, boost advocacy, and generate financial support for underfunded cancer research initiatives specific to ovarian and childhood cancers. Together, we have the power to improve lives, inspire smiles and realize dreams. We will Never Give Up.