Eleadrea J. Andrews

eleadreaEleadrea J. Andrews is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She studied at Birmingham-Southern College where she pursued a degree in Mathematics. Although she has made a career in Healthcare Management for the past 17 years; Eleadrea’s passion and love for the arts is still a part of her life today. A former Miss Black Alabama, Eleadrea has been performing through dance and theater since she was 4 years old. She began teaching at the age of 14 to both the young and the old. Ms. Andrews also hosted a local TV show in Birmingham, AL highlighting young talent in the area. She has had the opportunity to share the stage with Hip Hop Artist J.J. Fad, Comedienne Ricky Smiley, and other artists.

In 2001, Eleadrea‘s life changed dramatically; she was diagnosed with Stage 2C Ovarian Cancer. After receiving a right salipingo oopherectomy, she had to undergo chemotherapy from December 2001 to April 2002. During this time Eleadrea realized that there was little to no support groups for Ovarian Cancer survivors. Seven years passed and the unimaginable happened; Eleadrea was diagnosed a second time with Ovarian Cancer. This time although no chemotherapy was administered, she had to have a full hysterectomy. At 35 years old her ability to have children was being taken away. Although saddened by the news she received, Eleadrea’s strong faith and belief in Christ renewed her strength. Out of this renewed strength was “birthed” Standing Ovations Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Standing Ovations Ovarian Cancer Foundation, fondly named for her love of the stage, stands up with a “voice” for Ovarian Cancer Awareness and provides healing emotionally and spiritually to Ovarian Cancer survivors and their families. In 2010 and 2011 she has headed the Middle Tennessee Blue Hydrangea Tea Party that promotes awareness for this “silent killer”. In 2013 she sponsored a traveling Ovarian Cancer Fair to several hair salons in the Atlanta area. In addition, in 2014 along with a local fitness club held a ZooFit-athon where she brought awareness of Ovarian and other Gynecologic Cancers and promoting a healthy lifestyle through cross fit training.

Eleadrea states that the zeal and vigor that she has only come from her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “I take my walk with Christ seriously. He placed this gift of voice within me and I will stand up and speak out!”