Erin Rothfuss and Brian Watanabe

Erin and Brian (1)During an event at the 2014 National Race to End Women’s Cancer, Erin Rothfuss and Brian Watanabe were surprised by the announcement that they are the recipients of the 2015 Foundation for Women’s Cancer Public Service Award.

The couple is recognized for their commitment to the Foundation and the women it serves through their support of the National Race to End Women’s Cancer. Erin has won the Super Survivors Award each year since its inception. Working together, Erin and Brian have raised the most funds for the National Race for five years running, totaling more than $200,000.

In addition to their contribution to the race, where Erin serves as a member of the Host Committee, she also is a member of the Development Advancement Council and has presented at survivors courses.

Accepting the award on their behalf, Erin said, “This is especially meaningful to us both as I have just passed my five-year cancer free mark!”

Karen Carlson, the Foundation’s Executive Director, said, “Erin and Brian have tirelessly worked as a team to support the National Race and the Foundation. We are pleased to honor them with this year’s Public Service Award in recognition of their extraordinary commitment and support.”


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.