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We encourage patients, survivors, health care professionals, supporters and caregivers to share your stories to connect and inspire others in the gynecologic cancer community.

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

Cancer Hits Close to Home for FWC/SGO Staff

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Every year staff members of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) support the National Race to End Women’s Cancer with a fundraising team. For many staff members, the mission to help end women’s cancer is personal. Many of us have watched their mothers and grandmothers cope with a … Read More

Bracelets of Love Raised More Than $6,000

Thursday, November 1, 2018

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.” Tara was diagnosed with cervical … Read More

Sister Act Spreads Awareness About Ovarian Cancer

Thursday, November 1, 2018

After losing their oldest sister to ovarian cancer, three women spread awareness about the disease For the last two years, the three Wright sisters have commemorated World Ovarian Cancer Day (May 8) with an awareness video about the genetic risks, symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer, which is in memory of their oldest sister Debbie … Read More

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