— Romano: My cousin Linda was diagnosed with ovarian cancer around two years ago and now she’s cured. She detected it early and was one of the lucky ones so she’s dedicating herself to fighting. She asked if I would help and I said of course. The SASS Foundation is holding this fundraiser for ovarian research and I get to come back to New York. It’s a win-win. I get to have fun and see some old friends and raise money for a good cause.
Romano: They can go to www.sassfoundation.org for information, or if they’re going to donate, and just spread awareness about it.
Romano: I don’t know as much about it as my cousin Linda, but it is the first time that cancer has hit within the family and when it does, it becomes more of a reality. Before, I would just perform at charities and try to help out and it never really hit home and personal as it has in this case. It just brings an awareness of what people go through.
It’s nice to be able to spread the word now and just see that you do get to people, and people do act differently when they hear it from (you). It’s sad that I have to do something like this. You wish that people can all be aware of it without it hitting them personally, but I am just happy that my cousin has shown this courage and this bravery. It just opened my eyes a little bit to the whole thing.