Public Service Award Winners 2002: Cindy Melancon, Fran Drescher and Beth Karlan, MD

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Cindy Melancon

Cindy Melancon is honored for her tireless efforts to raise awareness and education for ovarian cancer. Since her newsletter’s launch in 1993 with only 10 subscribers, Ms. Melancon has increased the reach of the publication to more than 3,000 in 20 countries.

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Fran Drescher

Television actress Fran Drescher is honored for for her commitment to gynecologic cancer awareness through her new book, Cancer Schmancer, which chronicles her experience as a uterine cancer survivor. She also participated in a Foundation for Women’s Cancer (then named the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation) public service campaign.


Beth Karlan, MD

Dr. Beth Karlan is the first member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists to receive the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (then named the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation) Public Service Award.  She serves as the Foundation’s Communication Chair and exemplifies informed advocacy. Her commitment to raising awareness about gynecologic cancers on behalf of the Foundation is commendable and greatly appreciated.

Spotlight

Check out this Women Magazine/aWomensheath.com page on gynecologic cancers, featuring our Listen, Learn, Act message and an article by National Race Surgeons Team Captain Linda Duska, M.D.

Awareness

This year’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer aims to spread the word that all women should Love Your Ladyparts! Check out site’s new features and join the MOVEMENT.

Research

The Foundation’s research award winners will be notified in January. Thank you to all who sent in their applications.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in D.C. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.