Our 2018 Everyday Superheroes

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Everyday superheroes are individuals willing to make small, positive changes in their communities using special talents and gifts. Our everyday superheroes are patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates that are making a difference by bringing hope and inspiration to their communities. Every month in 2018, the Foundation will feature at least one of these superheroes.<

January 2018

In honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month, The FWC is picking two cervical cancer survivors this month: Jennie Elms and Carol Lacey. These women are survivors that are determined to spread awareness and normalize the conversation about cervical cancer and HPV.

Jeannie Elms:
Cervical Cancer survivor Jennie Elms shares her advocacy journey and her determination to spread the word. Read Elms full story here.

Carol Lacey:

Cervical cancer survivor Carol Lacey is a superhero because she believes in the importance of enjoying those sunny days and inspiring other women.

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Every month, FWC will feature everyday superheroes that are trying to make a difference in the world around them. Feel free to nominate a everyday superhero for the month of February. Submit your story or nomination to elizabeth.edwards@sgo.org.


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.