Move4Her 2023: Join The Movement

The Move4Her movement is underway and soaring to new heights in 2023. Many individuals and organizations are united under a shared goal: to eradicate the five gynecologic cancers.

This is the first year that Move4Her is expanding from a season of fundraising and celebration to an ongoing movement, giving you the opportunity to keep moving and fundraising beyond through the rest of the year.

We are excited to share the following updates on efforts to date:

  • 132 generous donations
  • 66 motivated registrants
  • $314,415 raised

Let’s keep the momentum going!

  • Register for our marquee fitness event and celebration that will be held both virtually and in-person in Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2023 during Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM). Don't miss out on early bird registration pricing through August 25.
  • Take your fundraising efforts to the next level with the Move4Her Fundraising Toolkit. Need a social media template? Event hosting tips? An image library? We have you covered in the toolkit.
  • Get to know the Move4Her high fives! Each high five shared by Move4Her participants or sent from us celebrates the efforts, contributions, and passion inspiring our community to drive awareness and funds. We can’t wait to celebrate your Move4Her accomplishments with a high five.
Together, we are making a differenceone move at a time. Let's continue to #Move4Her!
The FWC, UChicago Medicine and Chicago Sky Present: Women's Cancer Awareness Night

The FWC is once again joining UChicago Medicine in raising awareness for women’s health at Women’s Cancer Awareness Night on August 20, 2023. Join us at Wintrust Arena in Chicago for the Chicago Sky home game versus the Connecticut Suns.

Join us to watch the 2021 WNBA National Champions Chicago Sky, meet with FWC staff and volunteers, and grab some cool swag. Throughout the game, we will highlight the FWC's free resources and fundraising campaigns, and honor gynecologic cancer patients, their care partners and survivors.

If you are not in the Chicagoland area, you can still support our mission by donating directly to FWC or sharing the event on your Facebook page or other social media pages.

A portion of the ticket sales from this event will go towards supporting the Foundation’s mission of raising awareness, providing education, and funding research for gynecologic cancers.

Get your tickets now at the link below! A 10% discount is automatically applied to your purchase.
In Memoriam: Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD
On July 24, the gynecologic oncology community lost an incredible champion, exceptional scholar, dear friend, and SGO Elected 56th President, Wendy Rosamund Brewster, MD, PhD. It is with profound sadness that the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) share that Dr. Brewster died on July 24, 2023. Her official obituary is available online.

Throughout her stellar career, Dr. Brewster was dedicated to improving outcomes for patients with gynecologic cancer and mentoring and supporting medical trainees. She was revered by her patients, with Craig Reynolds, the fiancé of a former patient, noting that “Dr. Brewster struck the perfect balance of optimism and realism and made my fiancé feel she was her most important patient.” 

In her last act of kindness to the SGO, FWC, and future scholars in our field, she endowed a generous legacy gift, the FWC Wendy R. Brewster, MD, PhD, Young Investigator Award, to be awarded annually to an early career investigator demonstrating a commitment to improving endometrial and cervical cancer outcomes.

FWC endeavors to honor Dr. Brewster's incredible legacy now and into the future.
Save the Date: September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM)

In September, FWC will acknowledge Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) as an opportunity to draw attention to the five gynecologic cancers and offer vital information on symptoms, risk factors, prevention strategies, and more. Each year we hope to bring awareness to all gynecologic cancers - cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal, and vulvar - with a goal of reaching and educating more and more people every year.
Take action to help end gynecologic cancers:
  • Spread awareness via social media using the hashtags #GynecologicCancerAwarenessMonth or #GCAM
  • Print and share educational materials, or link to our resources via your personal, organizational or institutional website 
  • Share your story with the FWC or by writing a letter to the editor in a local publication

Visit for more information specific to gynecologic cancer risk factors, symptoms, treatment, prevention, clinical trials, survivor stories and more.
FWC Partners for 2023 Spot Her Campaign

The FWC joins partner organizations for the 2023 Spot Her initiative that aims to end the silence around endometrial cancer, a type of uterine cancer. Together, we want to inspire individuals to listen, advocate, and put their health and the health of others first.

Historically, endometrial cancer is more typically seen in post-menopausal patients, but diagnoses are on the rise among younger patients between the ages of 20 to 49.

Common signs of endometrial cancer may include:
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Spotting
  • Brownish discharge after menopause
  • Irregular or heavy bleeding in women before menopause
  • Pelvic pain or pressure

Learn more about risk factors, spotting the signs, talking to your doctor and advocating for yourself and others at the official Spot Her website.
Chemotherapy Drug Shortage Updates & Resources
Chemotherapy Drug Shortage Patient Webinar
Did you miss FWC's webinar discussing the recent chemotherapy drug shortage? Access
the recording now where leaders from SGO and FWC share information about the current shortage, including why it is happening, what SGO and FWC are doing to address this issue, and what survivors and advocates can do.
Patient Advocacy
The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) is actively working to address the current chemotherapy drug shortages and offer information and resources to all parties affected. We need your help to educate Congress on the impact these shortages are having on patients and urge them to take immediate action to address this pressing issue. For those who may feel empowered to take action and speak up, we encourage you to send a message to congress at the link below asking members of Congress to support the inclusion of policies aimed at minimizing and preventing future drug shortages in the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) reauthorization bill.
FWC's Upcoming Caregiver Education Series

FWC's education series “Compassionate Caregivers: Navigating Cancer's Challenges" will be available in August 2023. This virtual series of educational sessions for caregivers of cancer patients is a combination of self-study and live webinars accessible by phone or computer. The content of each module is intended to equip caregivers with strategies to de-emotionalize decisions, enhance communication skills, and provide tips and tools to maximize engagement with the gynecologic oncologist and treatment process. Downloadable resources and webinar recordings will also be available.

We encourage you to download and share this flyer that provides detailed information about the six modules that will be available in this series.
This educational series was made possible by generous grants from AstraZeneca, Eisai, GSK, Merck, Novocure, and Seagen/Genmab.
FWC Volunteers and Staff to Participate in #MoveTheMessage Outreach Events
FWC volunteers and staff are on the move! The FWC will be participating as partners at the following events in the next few months.

Want to get involved in this outreach or other types of outreach by volunteering with us? Send an e-mail to with interests.
Awareness Campaigns and National Holidays

Recognizing national awareness days, weeks, and months, specifically those that are health-related, is essential to cultivating greater understanding about certain topics, fostering greater diversity, equity and inclusion, and spreading critical information to our SGO and FWC communities. You are invited and highly encouraged to participate with us by engaging in the conversation and sharing available information and resources to your own social networks.
In the month of August, FWC will be acknowledging the following campaigns and holidays:

  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • World Cancer Support Month
  • National Nonprofit Day | August 17
  • Women's Equality Day | August 26
We Want to Share Your Story

Your unique experience could help other patients and survivors feel less alone and could spread awareness of the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer so others like you can seek diagnosis and treatment early.

Help us #MoveTheMessage by sharing your story. Your words have the power to change someone else's life for the better.

Here are some stories that have already been shared by your peers:

Find information about awareness, research and education programs, along with information about gynecologic cancer risk, prevention, early detection and optimal treatment provided by expert gynecologic oncologists and other professionals. 
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