Author: Sherry Pollex

OLYMPIC Gymnast Shannon Miller, NASCAR Driver Martin Truex, Jr. with Girlfriend Sherry Pollex, and BROADWAY Star Valisia LeKae

National Academy of Medicine Ovarian Cancer Report Ignites Reaction from Vermillion & OVA1® Awareness Team  OLYMPIC Gymnast Shannon Miller, NASCAR Driver Martin Truex, Jr. with Girlfriend Sherry Pollex, and BROADWAY Star Valisia LeKae  www.KnowPelvicMass.com & National Ad Campaign are Launched Focusing on Pelvic Mass Education  AUSTIN, Texas, March 11, 2016 — Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a bio-analytical solutions company focused on gynecologic disease, responded to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) March report on ovarian cancer by launching a first of its kind pelvic mass website www.KnowPelvicMass.com along with a national advertising campaign debuting in USA TODAY on March 11th which spotlights pelvic mass. The website www.KnowPelvicMass.com educates women about signs and symptoms of pelvic mass as well as the relationship between pelvic mass and ovarian cancer. The ad campaign will feature the website along with the OVA1 Blood Test Awareness Team: • NASCAR’s Martin Truex, Jr., & girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, an Ovarian Cancer Thriver • Olympic Gymnast, Shannon Miller, an Ovarian Cancer Survivor • Broadway Star, Valisia LeKae, an Ovarian Cancer Survivor “I was stunned when I learned I had a pelvic mass and eventually ovarian cancer. I overlooked the signs and symptoms. I was very lucky that I had excellent care. My Gynecologist immediately referred me to a gynecologic oncologist to treat my pelvic mass. Today, I am cancer free. However, women should not be relying on luck...

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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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Cancer Information and Resources Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Ovarian Cancer Research Fund National Cancer Institute: Understanding Cancer (English & Spanish) National Cancer Institute: Office of Women’s Health American Cancer Society Cancer Facts (National Cancer Institute) Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Long-term Survivor Study Ovarian Cancer Patient-Centered Decision Aid Study MedicineNet.com Ovarian Cancer Facts and Information What Is Ovarian Cancer? Information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) CDC’s Inside Knowledge Campaign (Johanna’s Law) National Ovarian Cancer Network (Australia) MD Anderson Cancer Center The Oncology Channel The National Cancer Institute Low Malignant Potential Tumors Screening and Prevention Ovarian Cancer Information and Links (Johns Hopkins) General Resources for Gynecologic Cancer Technical Explanation of Ovarian Cancer Grading and Staging (Virtual Hospital) Ovarian Cancer Treatment Overview General Information (Cancer Group Institute) Imaging by Ultrasound Abdominal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Finding a Cancer Specialist/Diagnosis Women’s Cancer Network National Cancer Institute: How to Find a Doctor Side Effects and Management By My Side Cancer Treatment Guide Cancerpage: Managing Side Effects Chemotherapy Side Effects At A Glance Foods to Help with Side Effects Caring for Yourself During Cancer Treatment Managing Pain from Surgery Medical Approaches to Pain Management Sexual Issues (The Oncologist) Sexual Issues National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (1-888-OVARIAN) “Ovarian Cancer: Sexuality and Intimacy” Getting Help at Home American Cancer Society: Managing Day to Day National Cancer Institute: Transitional Care Caregivers Lotsa Helping Hands Resources...

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Finalists Announced for Inaugural Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award

Annual Award to Recognize Philanthropic Efforts by a NASCAR Race Team Member Charitable Donations Will Honor the Community Service of All Three Finalists    PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 4, 2015) – Comcast announced today three finalists selected for the inaugural Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award. As part of its long-term partnership with NASCAR, Comcast created the award to honor NASCAR team members for their outstanding charitable endeavors.  The 2015 finalists include an individual from each of the top-three national NASCAR series: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Chevrolet SS, for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series; Joey Gase, driver of the No. 52 Ford Mustang, for the NASCAR XFINITY Series; and Martha Nemechek, whose son and grandson, Joe and John Hunter Nemechek, currently compete in the NASCAR ranks, for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. “Comcast works hard to make a positive impact in the local communities where our employees and customers live and work, and that philosophy is now embedded into our partnership with NASCAR,” said Matt Lederer, Executive Director of Sports Marketing at Comcast.  “We are proud to have Martin Truex Jr., Joey Gase and Martha Nemechek as finalists for the inaugural Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award.  They embody the spirit of the award through their dedication to community service and we look forward to highlighting their causes through the award process.” The 2015...

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Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Announces New Mission

The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation: We will fight childhood and ovarian cancers New mission kicks off with new fundraising goal – and donor pledges to match first $100,000 raised Mooresville, N.C. – Responding to a yearlong journey that has sharpened their perspective on the devastating impact of ovarian and childhood cancers, NASCAR Driver Martin Truex Jr. and longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex today announced the foundation’s new mission to raise awareness of and funding for childhood and ovarian cancer initiatives. September is the national awareness month for both childhood and ovarian cancers. The foundation today also unveiled its logo symbolizing the combined focus and a goal to raise $500,000 to support research of childhood and ovarian cancers during this important month and continuing through The Chase. Already, a donor has pledged to match the first $100,000 in donations. Truex Jr. launched his foundation in 2007 to help children. Over the years, Truex Jr. and Pollex have become more passionate about helping children with cancer. Then Pollex was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer in August 2014. The next year catapulted Truex Jr. and Pollex into the trenches with others fighting for their lives, spurring them to adopt a “Never Give Up” attitude and a renewed focus to fight for the critically underfunded cancers specific to childhood and ovarian cancers. The couple is determined to find less toxic, more effective drug...

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Martin Truex Jr., girlfriend stage fashion show for pediatric cancer

[rescue_box color=”gray” text_align=”left” width=”100%” float=”left”] by Jeff Gluck, USA TODAY Sports 3:16 p.m. EDT May 15, 2014[/rescue_box] MOORESVILLE, N.C. — When Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex hosted the inaugural “Catwalk for a Cause” five years ago, the fashion show drew 75 people and raised $7,000 for charity. At the time, Pollex thought she hit the jackpot. So imagine how the couple felt Wednesday night, when 650 people showed up for the fifth edition of Catwalk, held at a furniture store in the heart of racing country. That’s 300 more guests than just last year, and this group...

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Ryan Seacrest, Martin Truex Jr. Open Studio

July 29, 2013, George Winkler, NASCAR.com American Idol star interviews driver of No. 56 as part of sample show CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a tucked away corner off the main entrance of Levine Children’s Hospital, Ryan Seacrest is walking a red carpet for the official grand opening of Seacrest Studios, his growing philanthropic effort to bring multimedia experiences for kids to enjoy during hospital stays. Seacrest looks about as cool as one might expect, with a pressed navy blue suit, open-collar white shirt and shiny black shoes — and, of course, the perfect tan. His celebrity is helping draw...

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