The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of gynecologic cancer risk awareness, prevention, early detection and optimal treatment.
diagnosed with a gyn cancer this year
raised by the FWC for research, awareness, outreach and education
people have attended FWC education courses
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A routine Pap exam in 2004 was the beginning of a fifteen-year cancer journey for Linda Ryan, cervical cancer survivor. “Always have hope—the research that is being done is fascinating. And don’t give cancer any more power than it deserves—know that you are in charge.”
“I wish I knew they weren’t just heavy periods—to anyone in a similar situation, listen to that voice. It’s better to overreact than underreact. Don’t get too comfortable being uncomfortable and don’t let your obligations become more important than your health. Your life is more valuable than your job and your list of things to do."
After being diagnosed with Stage IIIA Micropapillary Serous Carcinoma at age 29, Amy Murrah developed a passion for changing the image of ovarian cancer being an “older women’s disease” and impacting the lives of women with ovarian cancer. “Cancer does not define you. No matter how hard it may get, it’s okay to make fun and have a sense of humor as you muster through the good and the bad.”
For the last three years, Erica Stephan created bracelets and pins to honor the memory of her beloved cousin, Tara Bassi. The “persisT” bracelets, describe Tara’s strength and life motto. She believed in “living simply, loving generously, speaking truthfully, working diligently, and even if you fall short to keep going.” She wants them to remind her family of her cousin and bring more awareness about cervical cancer especially in January, which is Cervical Health Awareness Month. In her first year of making bracelets, she raised $2,270.