January 24, 2012
Heather Weeks, pictured at left in 2006, died in 2008 at the age of 24 of colon cancer. In her last months, she dedicated her life to raising awareness about ovarian cancer. She will be honored at this weekend’s Party for a Cure, which aims to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. All proceeds from the event benefit Hope for Heather, a nonprofit started by Weeks’ family to carry on her legacy.
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Heather Weeks loved a good party. That’s why her mom, Frieda Weeks, thinks she would have appreciated Party for a Cure, the Jan. 29 fundraiser at Meghan MacMurphy’s designed to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. “Heather loved music and dancing and a good party,” Frieda Weeks said. “I think she would love it. Heather’s mission in life was to tell women about ovarian cancer and the color teal, which is the awareness color for ovarian cancer. She would be 100 percent for any event that did that.”