Public Service Award Winners 2006: The Anderson Family

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Paige Anderson           Mark Anderson 
Paige Anderson, a cervical cancer survivor, and her husband Mark have devoted many hours helping to create awareness about gynecologic cancer on Capitol Hill. Paige was instrumental in the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of a Congressional resolution supporting the ideals and goals of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) in September 2005. In addition, Paige and her husband Mark have raised more than $34,000 to date on behalf of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (then called the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation).Mark is the co-coordinator of an annual charity golf tournament that raised over $8,000 for GCF last August.  Together, Paige and Mark coordinated the first annual winter tea to celebrate Paige’s two-year anniversary of being cancer-free. The proceeds of the tea were donated to GCF.

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.