2016 Thank You Letter

Dear supporters and advocates,

Commemorating its 25th year, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer continues to accomplish great things by putting actions into motion and dreaming of a future where women’s lives are no longer lost because of gynecologic cancer.

Our desire to achieve this bold vision is because of the courage, resilience, and strength of gynecologic cancer survivors. Behind every survivor, we know there exists a personal story of the power of the human spirit.

Debi Fournier

One powerful example is the story of Debi Fournier. Diagnosed with stage 4B cervical cancer, Debi understands the importance of living each day with purpose and intention. When she learned about the Foundation and its annual National Race to End Women’s Cancer, she knew she discovered a platform to encourage other women to join the cause.

Because of Debi and many other generous foundation supporters, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer is helping women prevent and detect all forms of gynecologic cancer through awareness campaigns, top-notch educational programs, and investment in highly regarded research programs.

Simply put, the Foundation is there so that Debi and others impacted by gynecologic cancer can be there in the lives of those they love – celebrating birthdays, watching their children grow and create families of their own, and becoming proud grandparents to the next generation. Until we reach a place where the untimely passing of our mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and friends is no longer because of cancers unique to women, our work continues.

During this season of giving, please help us help Debi and others by supporting the Foundation and donating online.

On behalf of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, we thank you for making movements, moments, and memories with us throughout the years.


David G. Mutch,MD                                                                      Karen Carlson

FWC Chairman                                                                               Executive Director


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.