Dec. 19, 2017


Dec. 19, 2017

Our Everyday Superheroes: Top 2017 Stories 
Year in Review 2017 milestones of your Foundation
Donate to Everyday Superhero Campaign
Social Media Post of the Month: We are grateful for you

Our Everyday Superheroes: Top 2017 Stories

Our staff at the Foundation for Women’s Cancer loves providing our Thrive newsletter audience with stories from patients, advocates and donors like you. Some of the highlighted stories in 2017 included eight-year Ellie Curtis who sold cookies to support the cause; to a 30-year-old survivor of ovarian cancer, Helen Palmquist.
In each edition, we strive to provide you with stories that inspire and instill hope for the future. Below are the top five stories from Thrive in 2017. Take a moment to read these motivating and heartening stories and enjoy sharing with family and friends over the holiday.

The top five stories from Thrive in 2017:

  1. Honestly Hopeful: A 30-year-old survivor of advanced ovarian cancer Helen Palmquist reflects on her life, awareness month and the future.
  1. Vaginal cancer survivor shares her story of advocacy: Sarah Nielsen is determined to find a community of support.
  2. Cookies for a cause: Eight-year-old Ellie Curtis sells cookies to raise money for her godmother and the cause to end women’s cancer.
  3. Warriors for a cause: Wendy Ericsson and her niece Lindsay Sweet join together at the National Race to End Women’s Cancer under the race team, Wendy’s Warriors.
  4. Amy’s Avengers: Staff of the Foundation and Society of Gynecologic Oncology create a team for the National Race to End Women’s Cancer in support of coworker Amy Dancisak, who was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2017.

We look forward to providing you more stories in 2018! Submit your Everyday Superhero story today by emailing We want to hear your stories.

Year in Review: 2017 milestones of your Foundation

FWC Clinical Trials Your Guide Brochure web_eeThis year your Foundation has strived to provide patients, advocates and donors with the latest educational and awareness material about gynecologic cancers. In 2017, the Foundation focused on education and awareness about clinical trials since enrollment in gynecologic cancers in phase III clinical trials has dramatically decreased. Below are the 2017 milestones and examples of your Foundation’s work toward the cause.

The top five milestones for the Foundation in 2017:

  1. New clinical trials resources are available. These resources include a brochure, two videos and a glossary of common terms.
  2. A new National Race to End Women’s Cancer website was launched to make the user-experience easier on our donors and advocates.
  3. Four new educational brochures were produced. These brochures include cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial/uterine cancer and CA 125.
  4. The FWC launched its research grant portfolio online to make the applying process for researchers easier. For the 2016-2017, the FWC offered $655,000 in research grant awards.
  5. The FWC hosted eight live educational courses and two webinars. The courses were conducted across the country and, for the first time, in the state of New Jersey.

Donate to the Everyday Superhero Campaign! 

superherocampaign_eeEveryday superheroes are individuals willing to make small positive changes in their communities using special talents and gift.

These wonderful people care for loved ones and friends and essentially become a hero to someone in their lives. Become an everyday superhero for a woman living with a gynecologic cancer today! Consider FWC in your holiday giving!

Social Media Post of the Month: We are grateful for you 

we are gratefulFor Thanksgiving, the Foundation released a graphic to let our friends and advocates know that we are grateful for them. The post reached more than 700 people and more than 20 people liked the post. We are truly thankful and grateful for all our friends and advocates this year!


Couldn’t make it to the National Race to End Women’s Cancer? You can still support women with gynecologic cancers by making a contribution today.


September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. #GCAM


The FWC is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.


FREE Gynecologic Cancer Education Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.