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

After surviving cancer, women look for a community of support and guidance. In a video produced by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, survivors share how they live and thrive after endometrial cancer. As described by one survivor, “You can get better.”  

Awareness

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.

Research

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

Education

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