Karen Fenton Ovarian Cancer Fund
There was no cure for Karen’s cancer and no way to save her unfinished life. Since then her family have set up ‘The Karen Fenton Ovarian Cancer Fund’ to raise awareness of this unforgiving disease and to aid research in the fight against Ovarian Cancer. Karen had been registered to participate in ‘Cobh Jailbreak Triathlon’ on July 1st, 2017. In her memory and honour, her siblings completed this olympic distance triathlon, in what was a special and memorable, albeit emotional experience.
This triathlon marked the launch of ‘The Karen Fenton Ovarian Cancer Fund’. They are now hosting an inaugural run, in Karen’s name, honour and memory in her Hometown of Ballinora, just two weeks short of her First Anniversary. The race finish line will be located adjacent to the graveyard where Karen was laid to rest.
Karen is now resting at home again after living nine exciting years in Coogee, Sydney and settling for three years in her beloved ‘Clontarf’. Karen was initially a Chemical Engineer, before becoming a Project Manager and being awarded a First Class honours in her MBA in Sustainability from Smurfit College, UCD. On Friday the 10th of November 2017, Karen was nominated for an Excellence Award by Engineers Ireland for her presentation given last January on ‘Project Change Management – Challenges and Opportunities’ with her company RPS.
Sadly her family attended the award ceremony in Dublin in her place. She worked with Amnesty International from a very young age and fought for human rights and gender equality throughout her short life.See more