Announcement: A Golden Gift

May 1, 2012

Here at the Foundation, our hearts were touched when we received an email from Sandy Gold, explaining how her 9 year old granddaughter came to make a very special and unique donation to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.

granddaughterDuring April, Isabelle Gold, my 9 year old granddaughter went on an overnight field trip with her 4th grade class in northern California where Isabelle and her classmates panned for gold. Isabelle called me, excited to tell me about the trip, that she had, indeed found gold, and wanted to send it to me to help pay for my ovarian cancer treatments. I have been in treatment for ovarian cancer for almost 11 years and Isabelle and her sister Sofia (11 years old) know all about it.I was very touched by Isabelle’s concern, and her generosity. I explained to her that my continuing treatment was paid for by insurance. She thought about that for a minute and then said “Nonny, I want to give the gold to you anyway so it can be used for research.”We just returned from a visit with the girls and memorialized the gift of Isabelle’s flakes of gold in the attached picture. I have turned those flakes over to The Foundation for Women’s Cancer along with a donation in honor of Isabelle Gold, my wonderful philanthropic granddaughter.

Spotlight

This special section in Self Magazine features a GYN surgeon and 34-year-old (at the time of diagnosis) patient.

Awareness

This year’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer aims to spread the word that all women should Love Your Ladyparts! Check out site’s new features and join the MOVEMENT.

Research

The Foundation’s research award winners will be notified in January. Thank you to all who sent in their applications.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be February 7-8 in Anchorage, Alaska. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.