See an article in the NCI Bulletin about Susan's trip to ASCO here.
Coverage of our Community Health Initiative grant award here.
Click to read an article in The Birmingham News, which includes quotes from Susan.
Good news for ovarian cancer research. We had asked for funding of $20mm, thought it might be cut to $10mm, and ended up with $16mm. If you want to be part of the constituency that lobbies for funding, you can sign up with OCNA. Go to www.ovariancancer.org.
There is wonderful news out of Washington today for women with ovarian cancer and those who care about them. Congress has passed an omnibus appropriations bill for this fiscal year, which includes everything we asked for!
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance fought for funding to support critical ovarian cancer research and education programs. Despite the difficult economy, we won!
We won $5 million for Johanna's Law: The Gynecologic Education and Awareness Act, which received no funding in last year's appropriations bill.
We won $4.9 million for the Ovarian Cancer Control Initiative, which was initially cut from the funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We won $16 million for the Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) run by the Department of Defense. This is a tremendous victory, as the Senate initially proposed funding of just $10 million. The Alliance organized a letter, signed by our Partner Members and colleague organizations, that urged Congress to support the House funding level of $16 million. The letter noted that "the OCRP's unique method of funding ovarian cancer research has yielded tremendous breakthroughs in the fight against ovarian cancer."
We are grateful to the many members of Congress who supported our requests, especially Representatives Dan Burton and Rosa DeLauro. They took the lead on a letter that encouraged funding for the OCRP, saying "Designed to promote increased flexibility, OCRP research produces innovative, high impact and valuable results through strategic partnerships between advocates, lab scientists and clinicians."
Thank you to all the advocates who sent thousands of emails and made scores of calls to Congress this year, letting them know just how many Americans are touched by ovarian cancer–and why we need dedicated funding for education and research. We could not have done this without you.
With warm regards,
Karen Orloff Kaplan, MPH, MSW, ScD
Chief Executive Officer
Here's where we are to promote awareness in the Tennessee Valley for Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month!
Who Dat?? View Dat! By clicking HERE!
See Susan's feature interview on WHNT here.
Billboards will be seen in Huntsville and on main roads leading out of Huntsville to outlying areas throughout the year, with heaviest concentration in September.
Television spots will be aired on Comcast and Knology throughout the entire Tennessee Valley region. WHO DAT? View dat by clicking here. You can watch these on your television beginning August 16 and throughout September, and again in January.
Comcast/Medicom channels to watch: Lifetime, TLC, E!, CMT, Hallmark, Discovery Health, HGTV, TNT
Knology channels: Lifetime, E!, Hallmark, Discovery Health, TBS, USA, Food, OH, Family, FX, AMC
Partners for Charity full page advertisement in Huntsville Times on Thursday, September 2.
Comcast cooking show will feature Kristi Kelly in September. View recipes from the cooking show here!
Posters will be seen throughout Huntsville and Decatur in high-traffic venues.
Tie the Ribbons Luncheon with Hudson Alpha, Bosom Buddies, and Alpha Foundation highlighted here.
August 25: Michelle Burks featured in the Decatur Daily for running in the Brooke Hill Run for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
August 29: Partner in Charity page in the Huntsville Times
Sept 20: Feature article in Huntsville Times Garden section about garden of Life and Remembrance–several Lilies photographed and quoted (Marilyn Patterson, Alma Steimle, Peggy McClendon, Anne Boles, Libby Brown)
Sept 5: Kristi Kelly quoted in a Huntsville Times article about national Stand Up for Cancer Event
August 14: Susan Leighton featured in Huntsville Times article about Department of Defense Panel on ovarian cancer.
Click here to see where we appeared in the Tennessee Valley during 2007 Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month!
June 3: Photo and feature article about Garden of Life and Remembrance in ENJOY! section of Huntsville Times
May 15: Huntsville Times Partners for Charity Ad for ovarian and gynecologic cancer awareness and to publicize the Garden of Life and Remembrance
May 11: Letter to Editor of Huntsville Times to commend businesses supporting the Garden of Life and Remembrance
April 30: Huntsville Times article about fundraising campaign for Garden of Life and Remembrance
April 27: Huntsville Times article noting City Council approval for Garden of Life and Remembrance (See end of article for mention of Lilies)
February 15: Huntsville Times article about Kristi Kelly as Point of Light for Lilies of the Valley involvement
Every local paper represented by our membership was asked to write an article about ovarian cancer in September!
August 28 — Full page ad in the Huntsville Times
September 5 — Article in the Huntsville Times about our Teal Tally
September 8 — Live coverage of Teal Tally on Channel 48 newscast at 5:00 and 6:00
December 15 — Article about Susan Bates in Huntsville Times