Paige and Mark Anderson

Alexandria, VA
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Paige Anderson

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Mark Anderson

Paige and Mark Anderson are longtime Capitol Hill veterans – with over thirty years of experience between the two of them.  Paige Anderson is Director of Government Affairs for the National Association of Convenience Stores and Mark Anderson is Chief of Staff to Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE).  Congressman Terry serves on the prestigious House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Paige Anderson is a Californian with a degree in political science and economics from the University of Illinois.  She also holds a Masters of Arts in National Security Studies.  Her professional career includes working on both statewide and national campaigns, and serving as a legislative aide to five Members of Congress and two House Committees.  One of her proudest achievements was working to pass Johanna’s Law, which created an education and awareness program on gynecologic cancers.

Mark Anderson is a native of Ohio and received a degree in American history from the University of Dayton.  His career path has gone back and forth between golf and politics.  His professional career includes working as a golf professional at three golf courses, working on a congressional campaign, and serving on the staff of four Members of Congress, including the leadership office of then Majority Whip Roy Blunt.  He also worked in the private sector for Southern California Edison and Kelly, Drye and Warren law firm.

The Andersons met and married on Capitol Hill.  After Paige Anderson’s cancer diagnosis, they became involved with the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and host an annual golf tournament to raise awareness and money for the Foundation.  They received the Public Service Award from the Foundation in 2006.

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.