Laurey Masterton weaves her motto, “don’t postpone joy,” deeply into her life.Owner of Laurey’s Catering,Masterton is an ovarian cancer survivor, and conscious of just how precious the act of living is. Since Masterton was declared cancer-free 20 years ago, she has devoted her time to promoting awareness of the disease that could have taken her life.
Last year, in the midst of a weeklong bike trip to celebrate her 54th birthday, Masterton reflected upon how blessed she was to be alive. Then she had an epiphany; as far as she had come on her personal journey, Masterton decided to travel even further.
In March, she will dip her rear bicycle tire in the Pacific Ocean, then begin a 58-day, 3100-mile trek that will culminate in the wetting of the front tire — in the Atlantic.
Masterton is embarking on her odyssey to draw attention to ovarian cancer and the importance of recognizing early symptoms. “They are subtle,” she says in her blog, “but they do exist and I…am alive because I was lucky enough to have had some of those signs and, most importantly, to have paid attention to them.”
Masterton has already raised a significant amount of her $50,000 goal toward supporting ovarian cancer education and research. Visit her blog at www.laureybikes.blogspot.com to learn how to support Laurey on her cross-country bike ride.