Public Service Award Winner 2003: Sheryl Silver

Silver

Sheryl Silver is a freelance writer and editor who as published more than 1,400 articles in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Atlanta Journal/Atlanta Constitution. It was through Sheryl’s long-term working relationship with The Washington Post that the development and ultimate publication of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (then called the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation) supplement on Gynecologic Cancer in The Washington Post, May 7, 2002, was achieved. Her desire to be involved in the GCF supplement was due to her determination to honor her sister Johanna’s memory.

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.