November 2018 – Foundation for Women's Cancer


Month: November 2018

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FWC Race Family Excited Gyn Cancer Survivor Advocacy

You Are Our #EverydaySuperheroes

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

You Are Our #EverydaySuperheroes From everyone at the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC), thank you to those who supported and participated in the 2018 National Race to End Women’s Cancer—we are continuously blown away by the strength and commitment of our gynecologic cancer community. Proceeds from the race benefit the mission-based programs of the FWC, … Read More

N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) Named FWC 2018 Public Service Award Recipient

Monday, November 5, 2018

Nimesh Nagarsheth, MD, attending physician at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY and N.E.D. band member, accepted the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) 2018 Public Service Award at the National Race to End Women’s Cancer in Washington, DC for the band’s commitment to bringing attention to gynecologic cancers and … Read More

Eight-Year-Old Girl Organizes Bake Sale in Honor of Godmother

Thursday, November 1, 2018

After hearing about her godmother’s diagnosis of uterine cancer, eight-year-old Ellie Curtis wanted to lend a helping hand. Quickly the third grader researched nonprofit organizations that focused on uterine cancer and stumbled upon the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC). With help from her mother, Jessica Curtis, Ellie decided to host a “traveling” bake sale with … Read More

Vaginal Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story of Advocacy

Thursday, November 1, 2018

After a vaginal cancer diagnosis two years ago, Sarah Nielsen is eager to raise awareness about gynecologic cancers and find fellow survivors like herself. Nielsen, a Greensboro, NC resident, said she has never met a vaginal cancer survivor, but she is determined to find a community of support. Vaginal cancer is considered to be the … Read More

Aunt and Niece Join Together at National Race to End Women’s Cancer

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Like many advocates, Lindsay Sweet became determined to help end women’s cancer when the word “cancer” hit close to home. Her beloved aunt, Wendy Ericsson, was diagnosed with endometrial (uterine) cancer in 2012. Wendy lived cancer-free for three years after surgery and chemotherapy, but she is currently undergoing treatment for a second recurrence. Since Wendy’s diagnosis, the … Read More