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

After surviving cancer, women look for a community of support and guidance. In a video produced by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, survivors share how they live and thrive after endometrial cancer. As described by one survivor, “You can get better.”  

Awareness

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.

Research

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

Education

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