Announcement: We Want YOU for the National Race to End Women’s Cancer

September 1, 2011

Have you registered yet for the 2011 National Race to End Women’s Cancer on November 6th in Washington, DC? Check out the race Web site and scrolling list of top teams and individual fundraisers to see who’s leading the crowd in raising awareness and crucial research funding to prevent, detect, treat and defeat women’s cancers. We know you want to be on this list!!

Even if you can’t make it to DC for the exciting weekend of events planned for November 4th – 6th, you can still support this growing national movement byJoining a Virtual Team. Whether you run in person or in spirit, please register today to support the National Race!

Survivors, you’re invited to participate in our Super Survivor Contest! Click here to learn how you can win fabulous prizes as you raise awareness and research funds to defeat gynecologic cancers.

Survivor Race Committee Chair Jennie McGihon, who celebrated her 35th birthday (and two-years as a Super Survivor) last month with a race-themed party, currently tops the list of fundraisers for the National Race to End Women’s Cancer. Come on Super Survivors, let’s give Jennie some healthy competition!

In addition to the scrolling donors lists, Super Survivors Contest, and adownloadable and printable race poster to help build your teams, the race web site also features training programs for beginner and intermediate runners by our race trainer Ginny Wright. The 10-week conditioning program starts this month so click here for full details – and happy training!

For more news and updates on our growing list of generous partners and sponsors; the fantastic slate of educational courses for survivors and seminars on November 5th; and other special events and happenings leading up to the National Race on November 6th,please visit the race Web site and follow us onFacebook and Twitter too!

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

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.