Jenny is proud to be a board member of the The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the organization advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices, and life-saving treatment protocols. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates health care professionals and raises public awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. In 1997, the leaders of ovarian cancer organizations from around the country met for the first time as the Department of Defense launched its Ovarian Cancer Research Program and the group Ovar’coming Together convened a town hall meeting. The two events inspired these leaders to form the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to fight for the interests of women with ovarian cancer.
Jenny is featured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new public service announcement on gynecologic cancers. Above is the PSA for print; to view the television spot please visit the Inside Knowledge Campaign site.
The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation (KOH) was founded in May 2000 by three ovarian cancer survivors, Gail MacNeil, Lois Myers and Patricia Stewart-Busso. KOH’s mission is to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and increase awareness of the symptoms of the disease. Since its inception, KOH has contributed more than $1,700,000 to organizations and institutions involved in ovarian cancer research and disease advocacy. There are three walkathons during September (National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month), located in Morristown, Lyndhurst, and Avon-by-the-Sea, that help raise the funds and awareness to further the mission of KOH. For more information, please visit the KOH website at: www.kohnj.org
The Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group, just outside Boston, is cooking with gas! Visit their website for many cool events.