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Help us #EndWomensCancer

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Help us #EndWomensCancer

Every five minutes someone will receive an ovarian, endometrial/uterine, cervical, vulvar or vaginal cancer diagnosis. In the U.S. alone, over 32,000 people will die from a gynecologic cancer this year.
You can help now by giving to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC). When you make a year-end gift, you support our vision of eradicating gynecologic cancers.

More ways to give:

  • Mail your donation to the FWC at 230 W. Monroe St, Suite 710, Chicago IL 60606
  • Ask your employer if they have a matching program to double your impact
  • Send this newsletter to anyone interested in supporting the work we do

This holiday season, donate in honor—or in memory—of the mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, husbands, sons, partners and friends who have been impacted by one of these five cancers. Your one-time, monthly or annual gift helps us fund critical research, provide patient-centered education courses and increase public awareness of gynecologic cancers.

Free education course in Palm Beach, FL

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

The PGA National Resort

400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

The FWC, Good Samaritan Medical Center and Florida Cancer Specialists are pleased to offer a free education course for all gynecologic cancer patients, survivors, partners, family members, friends and anyone else interested in hearing from leading U.S. experts in gynecologic cancer research. With an ovarian focus, topics include clinical trials, genetics, sexuality, PARP inhibitors and alternative treatments for gynecologic malignancies.

This full-day session will have continental breakfast and lunch. While there is no charge for attendance, we ask that you register in advance to help with our planning.

Chemotherapy treatment webinar available for download

The FWC recently hosted a webinar titled, You Got This: Getting Prepared for Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Chemotherapy. This 75-minute webinar covered how these chemotherapy drugs work; what to expect on the first day of treatment and your progress; tips and strategies to help prepare for chemotherapy treatment; and the onset and duration of side effects, and when to call your doctor. Speakers included Judith A. Smith, PharmD, BCOP, CPHQ, FCCP, FISOPP; Rebecca A. Brooks, MD and Kim Hurley—an ovarian cancer survivor whose paclitaxel/carboplatin chemotherapy treatment lasted for seven months.