We think of September as back to school month. As many families know, September is also Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, as proclaimed by former President Barack Obama in 2014. I am a seven-year ovarian cancer survivor and, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, I had the opportunity to share my experience of ovarian cancer with a group of colleagues, students, and staff from the university where I work. Like teaching baking, it is one of the things I talk about the most. The perspective I take when discussing my diagnosis is humor, from before and after diagnosis, to my time in treatment, and up until today. It was a gift to share my experience and to laugh with the audience about going from diagnosis to healing. Sharing my story through pictures (ouch, I forgot how bad I looked) proved that life moves on no matter the diagnosis. Having an opportunity to talk openly and honestly is a privilege for me. My hope is through the telling of my story, at least one person will pay closer attention to their body and act if needed. Today is August 3 and September is just around the corner. Do you have a group of friends, colleagues or family who need a good laugh and a little women’s health education? If so, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a time and place to bring some humor to their day.