‘A Someone Who Lived Celebration’ in Rancho Santa Fe


The Clearity Foundation held a benefit event, “A Someone Lived Celebration,” June 14 at the home of Rancho Santa Fe residents Rachel Leheny and Ed Scheibler.

Someone lived to start The Clearity Foundation, a nonprofit advocate for women fighting ovarian cancer. The June 14 event is an evening to celebrate survival, hope and progress in changing the odds for women with the disease. The event featured music in the gardens, wine, hors d’oeuvres and dessert.

Dr. Laura Shawver, founder of The Clearity Foundation, was honored for establishing the organization to help other woman with ovarian cancer access personalized medicine technologies to find the best treatment options for their cancer.

Julie Crawford was introduced to The Clearity Foundation when her husband John worked with Laura Shawver five years ago. When Julie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in February 2012, she underwent extensive surgery and months of chemotherapy, and feels blessed that she is free of cancer today.

Recently, she felt inspired to support Clearity for its work on behalf of all women facing recurrence of ovarian cancer and to honor those women fighting the disease. Julie created and raffled-off a quilt, raising almost $2,000 in the process. Julie was honored as an ovarian cancer survivor and supporter of Clearity.

John Crawford was honored for his contribution as Co-Chair of the Clearity Board of Directors and generous contributions of time and expertise that he and his wife Julie have provided to Clearity.

• Dr. Beth Karlan, chair, Clearity Scientific Advisory Board, was honored for her contributions to Clearity through her clinical expertise and patient referrals, as well as providing education on advancements being made in patient care.


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