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

Elizabeth Young isn’t afraid to jump for a cause no matter how high. As a survivor of cervical cancer, Young empowers women through skydiving, running marathons and giving back to the cause. This year is no different with her second skydiving event Mother’s Day Weekend.

Awareness

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.

Research

The Foundation is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.

Education

FREE Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.