Pierre Désy
SGO and FWC Chief Executive Officer
312-235-4060 Ext. 243

Karen J. Carlson
Executive Director

Terri Horton-O’Connell
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
312-235-4060 Ext. 227

Ellen Sullivan, MS, MSJ
Director of Communications and Advocacy

Teri Jordan, CAE, CMP
Senior Consultant, Education and Meetings

Elizabeth Edwards
Communications Coordinator
(312) 676-3911

Paige Zelinksy
Database and Administrative Manager
312-578-1439 Ext. 252

Damen Erf
Development and Grants Coordinator



Elizabeth Young isn’t afraid to jump for a cause no matter how high. As a survivor of cervical cancer, Young empowers women through skydiving, running marathons and giving back to the cause. This year is no different with her second skydiving event Mother’s Day Weekend.


September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.


The Foundation is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.


FREE Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.