Cheers to 10 Years!

Join Sarah Munstermann for a fun-filled event:

Come join Sarah as she celebrates her 10 year anniversary of her ocular melanoma diagnosis. There will be pizza, raffle prizes, and lots of fun. All proceeds are being donated to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation. 

When: August 4, 2018
Time: 5-9PM
Where: ​U.S. Pizza Co, 202 W. Dickson, Fayetteville, AR 72701

​Tickets: $25/person or $50/family - includes pizza and beer/cider (cash bar available). Raffle tickets available for purchase at event.

Sarah's Story

At the age of 23 and 1 year after college graduation, I was living in Dallas and started to experience recurring migraines. After frequent doctor visits for migraine medicine and days of missing work, my doctor ordered a CT scan of my head…just to rule out any irregularities. I almost didn’t get the scan done—I didn’t have anything wrong. I was young and fine. But I finally did the scan out of desperation to treat my migraines. A couple hours after the CT scan, my doctor called with news (I now know a call a few hours after a scan is usually not good news). The CT scan showed a detached retina, and she was referring me to a ophthalmologist/retina specialist.

I spent hours in the ophthalmologist's office for tests: ​dilated eye exams, ultrasounds of my eyeballs, and pictures of the back of my eye.  I found out I had a mass on the back of my left eye, and it was Ocular Melanoma. No, I didn’t know what that meant. My doctor explained that it was very rare, and he could treat it. He added that if he had a healthy, 23-year-old daughter he would send her to the OM (Ocular Melanoma) specialists in Philadelphia, PA – Dr. Shields & Shields, which she did.

After the initial treatment, I decided to live my life to the fullest. I was home, started a new job at a great company, got married, bought a house, and was content! Eight years after my OM diagnosis, spots showed up on my liver in a routine, six-month abdomen MRI. I have received treatment at Pittsburg, PA and will return to Philadelphia in June for continued treatment. 

​In August 2018 I will celebrate 10 years of survivorship of Ocular Melanoma with a celebratory party and fundraiser for the Ocular Melanoma Foundation (OMF). Food, drinks, and fun will be had by attendees to celebrate my anniversary and all proceeds raised will be donated to OMF to support Ocular Melanoma research.

COME CELEBRATE WITH ME!

To read Sarah's complete cancer journey, click here

What is Ocular Melanoma?

Ocular Melanoma is a rare cancer of the eye. It occurs in only 2000 new patients every year in the United States. To find out more, click here. 

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