Karen Bate

Director of Marketing and Media Relations

bateMs. Bate serves as Director, Marketing and Media Relations for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. In this role, she is responsible for directing the Foundation’s social media platform and media relations. She also serves as the Marketing Director for the Foundation’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer.

She previously led the public relations program for AHC Inc., one of the largest nonprofit developers of affordable housing in the mid-Atlantic region, and for the American Academy of Physician Assistants, a 20,000-member professional association. Ms. Bate is a board member and chairs the public relations committee of the Arlington Food Assistance Center. A 2010 graduate of Leadership Arlington, she holds a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island.

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.