October 17, 2017

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October 17, 2017

We are Amy’s Avengers: Cancer hits close to home for FWC/SGO staff
We want to hear feedback from the Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month!
Register for free Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course in DC
Attend a free Moth storytelling event sponsored by TESARO!
Social Media Post of the Month

We are Amy’s Avengers: Cancer hits close to home for FWC/SGO staff

Our staff member, Amy Dancisak was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in February this year.

Our staff member, Amy Dancisak was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in February this year.

Every year staff members of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 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 gynecologic cancer and have chosen to spend their days devoted to the cause. But, this year cancer hits very close to home.

In February, one of our staff members, Senior Manager of Quality and Outcomes Amy Dancisak, was diagnosed with endometrial cancer.

Our hearts are with Amy as she goes through her cancer journey. Amy has already finished her radiation treatment and is back in the office on the path to recovery. “I will always have to be a warrior,” Amy said. “My cancer journey will always be in the back of my mind.”

Since Amy likes to describe herself as a warrior, the FWC/SGO will be her avengers. This year, we renamed the staff team, Amy’s Avengers, and we plan to support Amy and our mission to end women’s cancer.

The staff team has already raised $5,760, which already exceeds their goal of $5,000. Learn more about our staff team, Amy’s Avengers and help us reach our new staff goal of $10,000.

Join the 8th National Race to End Women’s Cancer on Sunday, Nov. 5, in Washington, DC with survivors, advocates and loved ones committed to ending women’s cancers.

The race is part of the End Women’s Cancer Weekend, hosted by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, which offers survivors, families and friends an opportunity to join in the movement with fun, education and advocacy.

We want to hear feedback from the Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

fwcstaffThank you for sharing the purple love during our Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month! We want to hear feedback from friends and advocates.

Feel free to submit the following survey and help us make GCAM 2018 even better.

We are asking for interested individuals to submit input by Friday, Oct. 20. For more information about the GCAM 2017 campaign, visit our awareness page.

Register for free Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course in DC

GCAM graphicsAs part of the End Women’s Cancer Weekend, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer is offering a full-day educational course on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Washington DC.

The free course will focus on gynecologic cancers. Some of the presentations will have a special focus on ovarian cancer. Additional topics include clinical trials, genetics, chemo-brain, sex life after cancer and side effects of treatment. View the full schedule and register now.

Attend a free Moth live storytelling event sponsored by TESARO!

The National Race to End Women’s Cancer’s break-through sponsor, TESARO, is offering a free Moth storytelling event to highlight the experiences of those affected by recurrent ovarian cancer.

The event called “Our Way Forward: Stories that Illuminate the Ovarian Cancer Experience-The Ties that Bind Us” takes place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.

Three storytellers will encourage meaningful dialogue about the ovarian cancer experience. Attendees can engage directly with storytellers in a post-program reception.

The storytelling event is taking place the day before the End Women’s Cancer Weekend.The free event will take place at The Loft at 600 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. RSVP by emailing arielle.cline@inventivhealth.com.

Social Media Post of the Month: International Day of the Girl

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In honor of International Day of the Girl on Wednesday, Oct. 11, the FWC celebrated the day with the following social media post. The International Day of the Girl is a day where activist groups come together and take action to help advance the position of girls throughout the world. The day is a global movement.

The post reached 8,000 individuals with 267 likes and 51 shares on Facebook. Follow us on Facebook today!
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Spotlight

Elizabeth Young isn’t afraid to jump for a cause no matter how high. As a survivor of cervical cancer, Young empowers women through skydiving, running marathons and giving back to the cause. This year is no different with her second skydiving event Mother’s Day Weekend.

Awareness

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.

Research

The Foundation is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.

Education

FREE Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.