Nicole is a proud wife and busy mom to three awesome kids. She co-founded Colleen’s Dream with her husband, Billy, in honor of her mom’s battle with ovarian cancer. Nicole is a licensed attorney who enjoys giving back by being actively involved with many different causes in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. In her free time, she loves working out, visiting farmers markets, online shopping, traveling, eating out and listening to live music.
My husband Billy, a 12-year veteran in the NFL, and I founded Colleen’s Dream Foundation in 2012 to fund ovarian cancer research with the primary goal of developing an accurate and accessible early detection test.
The story of Colleen’s Dream started in 2007 when my mom, Colleen, was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer. Our eyes were opened to a new world that was filled with invasive surgery, harsh chemotherapy, and lots of uncertainty. Ovarian cancer is often referred to as “the silent killer” because many women do not discover their disease until it is in the late stages, which leads to many women succumbing to the disease within a short period of time.
We are working with some of the top research hospitals and universities that are researching ovarian cancer. Offering seed funding to young investigators, we fund cutting-edge research by some of the brightest, young minds in the world.