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

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.