Public Service Award Winner 2008: Mike Burg

BurgMike Burg, founder of Edge Marketing, Charlotte, NC, turned his 2001 diagnosis of Hodgkin’s disease into action to help achieve a cancer-free world.

His award-winning career in sports television pointed him in the direction of creating a series of sports oriented, nationally televised TV shows, known as Frosted Pink, to urge women to take action to become better informed about cancers affecting them. GCF is one of the four not-for-profit partners participating in this series, now in third year.

Because of Mike’s efforts during the past two years, he has made it possible for GCF to reach an audience of over 13 million viewers and 100 million total media impressions. GCF also has received over $35,000 to date as a result of Frosted Pink.

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

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.