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

This special section in Self Magazine features a GYN surgeon and 34-year-old (at the time of diagnosis) patient.

Awareness

This year’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer aims to spread the word that all women should Love Your Ladyparts! Check out site’s new features and join the MOVEMENT.

Research

The Foundation’s research award winners will be notified in January. Thank you to all who sent in their applications.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in D.C. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.