Patrick Welker

Dallas, Texas

WelkerPatrick has been retired since February, 2009. His wife, Mary-Jane Welker was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer in October, 2007 and after a three year battle fought with courage, dignity and only thinking of others and not herself, she passed away in November, 2010. Patrick was Mary-Jane’s caregiver during her illness and now volunteers at four cancer organizations including The Foundation for Women’s Cancer.

Patrick previously worked as a senior executive and CEO for several companies in the Telecommunications Industry. Patrick’s greatest joy is helping other people.

Spotlight

Women Magazine released a special report on ovarian cancer, featuring Q&A’s with three expert SGO surgeons and important facts about the disease.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet. The booklet describes the prizes and the application process. Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Baltimore, Md. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.