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

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.

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.


Thank you to Nat’l Race Chair Camille Grammer for hosting a successful event at her home to get the word out about the National Race to End Women’s Cancer!


The Foundation is featured in the Sept. issues of Coping, Women and Family Circle magazines. Look out for our articles & ads!


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


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