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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

Women Magazine released a special report on ovarian cancer, featuring Q&A’s with three expert SGO surgeons and important facts about the disease.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet. The booklet describes the prizes and the application process. Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.