REMEMBERING MICHELLE … September 30, 2006
On the 10-year anniversary of her passing, we would like to share the life of Professor Michelle R. Kendrick, PhD. She was 42 when she lost her courageous 5-year battle with ovarian cancer on September 30, 2006. We are honored to be able to share her story with our SHOC family and the community.
Michelle had a raucous and irreverent sense of humor, was described as lovely, passionate, funny, generous, fierce and very smart. She loved the outdoors, rode horses and motorcycles, and ran marathons. She was loving and devoted to her husband David, and to her children Griffin and Sofia, and stepdaughters Eliza and Emma. And her legacy lives on with the Michelle Kendrick Memorial Scholarship at WSU, Vancouver.
An excerpt from her Eulogy by Pamela Smith Hill…
Michelle brought vision, change, and innovation to Washington State University in Vancouver. But even
before she was officially hired in 1996, her intellect and brilliance made a lasting impression. Michelle was a brilliant teacher and scholar. She taught and published on subjects ranging from diversity and multiculturalism to media representations of war. Her book “Eloquent Images: Word and Image in the Age of New Media,” was just released in paperback from MIT Press. She fiercely resisted war, injustice, and racism – and struggled to spark this kind of passion within her students.
She fought “to open students’ minds, to crack open, tear apart preconceived stereotypes, myths, and ideologies that worked against students’ abilities to understand new worlds and new ways of knowing,” remembers history professor Laurie Mercier. The two co-taught a groundbreaking class in Digital Diversity, a challenging course that took an emotional toll on Michelle. But, as Laurie puts it, Michelle continued to chip away at each new wall of ignorance, to keep facing those difficult moments and classes. “This,” Laurie believes, “is the real evidence of a committed teacher…”
Please click here to read more about Michelle’s life, work and legacy.
Drive Out Ovarian Cancer Golf Tournament
SHOC Walk & Run
To all participants, survivors, volunteers and the community, we THANK YOU for making the
12th Annual SHOC Walk & Run such a success.
We hope you will come join us next year for another great event. Save the Date...Saturday, August 5, 2017 ...same place, same time!
What a heartwarming turnout from friends and family who joined us for the SHOC Walk & Run in memory of Sandy Ball. She was loved by many and will be missed by those whose heart she touched. Thank you all for your support!
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The Gynecologic Oncology clinic at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has just opened a clinical trial for recurrent ovarian cancer. This industry-sponsored trial is led by Dr. Tanja Pejovic.
Click here for inclusion and exclusion criteria, talk to your oncologist and then contact Yukie Bean, Study Coordinator, at email@example.com if you think you may qualify and be interested in participating.
Teal In The Garden Survivor's Tea
Please Note ...
Teal In The Garden for September 2016 has been postponed until the Spring of 2017. Check the website in February for an update.
“Girls Nite Out”
Potluck & Support Group
A collaboration between the SHOC Foundation and Breast Friends, a monthly potluck gathering for women with breast, ovarian and other women's cancers.
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month.
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4th Annual O-Vary Funny
Dinner & Fundraising Event
Thursday, October 6 @ 6pm
DoubleTree Hotel, Portland
Amazing and amusing comedy from Magicial Hart Keene. Hosted by Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon & SW Washington. Come join the SHOC Foundation in supporting this event.
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