Terri Horton-O’Connell

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Horton-O'ConnellMs. Horton-O’Connell has served in the capacity of Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer since June, 2011.

She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from Aurora University.

Ms. Horton-O’Connell is a seasoned non-profit professional with over 20 years of diverse experience. Early in her career, she worked with underserved, vulnerable populations providing direct services in the form of counseling, advocacy, and case management in a variety of human service organizations. For the past eleven years, she has devoted her time to fund development work within child welfare, acute care hospitals and disease-oriented organizations located within the Chicago metropolitan area.

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.