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Liz Tilberis

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (then named the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation) honors Liz Tilberis for her impact on women, first as a fashion icon and then as a strong advocate for public awareness and research following her ovarian cancer diagnosis in 1993 at age 46.  She served as the first president of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, and along with Donna Karan, started Super Saturday, the first of which was held in her backyard in the Hamptons.
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Kim Musick

To honor her mother, an ovarian cancer survivor, Kim Musick started the Frog Jog Running Club to recognize her mother and her fondness for frogs. This event raised over $35,000 for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (then named the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation).  As part of this year’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, a mini frog jog, “Leap for GCF,” was held to the delight of all who participated.
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Bruce Akin

In memory of his mother who died from ovarian cancer and to honor her physician, Dr. Ronald Alvarez, Bruce Akin spread the word about the Foundation (then called the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation) through free ad space in the magazines published by the Southern Progress Corporation, based in Birmingham, AL. These include magazines popular with women, such as Southern Living, Health, Cooking Light, Sunset and Coastal Living.

Spotlight

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.