The world turned upside down for Bobbie Hinton when her mother, Colleen Kirwin, lost her eight-year battle with ovarian cancer. It had been an arduous journey, so technically she was prepared. But in reality, no daughter is ever really ready for her mom to die.
“Following her death, I was lost in many ways,” says Bobbie. “As the months went by, I began searching for some way to turn my tragedy into something positive. It was then that I discovered the website for the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer and their announcement for their upcoming Family & Friends fundraising auction. It struck me that this might be a way to bring meaning to my personal loss.”