September 20, 2016

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September 20, 2016

#Sharethepurplelove: Celebrate Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Register for the Connecticut Survivors Course today
Wrapped in Love: Limited time offer ending in September
Register for race and buy custom running shoes

#Sharethepurplelove: Celebrate Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Staff GCAM small Artboard 6September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), a time to share the stories of survivors of gynecologic cancer and spread awareness about these cancers to the public. GCAM was created by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer in 1999.

Throughout the month, the Foundation has been sharing inspirational quotes, facts about gynecologic cancers, and the latest news about women’s cancers.

We encourage others to continue to #sharethepurple love by forwarding and retweeting our posts or by wearing the designated color of gynecologic cancers – purple. Feel free post photos of your purple attire on our page. We encourage supporters to use the hashtags #sharethepurplelove, #EndWomensCancer, #sharethetealove and #GCAM.

September is also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and FWC encourages advocates and survivors to wear teal on #TealTuesdays. Last week the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology staff members posed in purple attire in recognition of GCAM. Feel free to share your own photo of family, friends or co-workers wearing purple in support of GCAM.Follow our FacebookTwitter, and  Instagram pages as FWC continues to share inspiration throughout the month.  Downloadable graphics are also available, as well as printable fast facts for the public.

Feel free to share your own inspirational stories and quotes on these social media pages or email Elizabeth Edwards at elizabeth.edwards@sgo.org with your story. Staff members pictured include Amy Dancisak, Christina Paget-Woods, Elizabeth Edwards, Ellen Sullivan, Eva Lopez, Jennifer Ocampo, Jennifer Zoleta, Karen Carlson, Kayla Westman, Kelly Snyder, Kelsey Tupper, Kristin Belleson, Michael Vogl, Pierre Desy, Robyn Kurth, Steve Burger and Tori Scatena.

Register for the Connecticut Survivors course today

Registration is open for the Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, CT on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The course is open to all cancer survivors, loved ones, caretakers and friends who are interested in hearing from leading experts in ovarian cancer research. Sessions include “Understanding CA-125 Levels,” Clinical Trials and Future Treatments,” “Cancer Genetics 101,” and “My Cancer Has Returned, Now What?” The full-day session will include a Question and Answer session and a free lunch. Parking is free at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute parking lot at 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain, CT. Two additional Survivors Courses are scheduled for 2016, with more courses tentatively in the works.

Wrapped in Love: Limited time offer ending in September

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Join in the Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month celebration by purchasing an item from Wrapped in Love. Now until the end of September, the fashion line will donate 30 percent of sales from its website to support the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. Products include a line of fleece wraps, ponchos, head wraps and scarves designed to give comfort to women who are cancer patients, chemo patients, seniors and those convalescing from a recent illness.Designer Karen MacDonald created the Wrapped in Love line of products after her mother’s stay in a hospital. The FWC Marketplace will have more products that support the FWC’s mission to #EndWomensCancer. Support GCAM by wearing one of the items on the site.

Register for race and buy custom running shoes

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), a time to heighten awareness about gynecologic cancers. GCAM was originated by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer in 1999, which makes this a special time of year for the organization. Thousands of national and local events are organized to support the cause and honor the memory of those who have died from gynecologic cancers. Follow our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages as FWC shares inspiration and information throughout the month. Please share photos of #GCAM fundraising events or photos of advocates, and survivors wearing purple, the designated color of gynecologic cancer awareness. September is also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and FWC encourages advocates and survivors to wear teal on #TealTuesdays.Raceshoe

 

Spotlight

In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is featuring a video produced by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology on the HPV vaccine. The two-minute video encourages parents to get their children the vaccine.

Awareness

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.

Research

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

Education

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