Luci Berardi, Bailey, CO

Luci Berardi is an ovarian cancer survivor, author and speaker. Luci was diagnosed in October 2010 with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer at the age of 42. After going through a hysterectomy with debulking and the convention regimen of chemotherapy, Luci remains cancer free. This journey was the inspiration for Luci to write a book about her trials, mental state and triumph over this diagnosis. The use of conventional, alternative and spiritual therapies were paramount in her recovery. She provides hope and a renewal of Faith for the patient, the spouse and family members and friends who walk a similar journey.

Luci is an advocate for raising awareness of this disease. She currently speaks to third-year medical students at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Department and is very involved with the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA). She is also affiliated with Imerman Angels–a one-on-one cancer support network for other women in the depths of their own fight.

Her book, Chasing Rainbows, will be released September 1, 2012.