The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance hosted a Congressional Briefing to address policy makers, the ovarian cancer community and the general public about the need for public awareness and federal funding for this devastating disease. The panelists provided insight, personal experiences and also answered questions from attendees. Rima Fakih is a devoted spokesperson for breast and ovarian cancer education, research and legislation. Dr. Coukos is the Associate Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. And Jennifer McGihon is a 34-year-old one-year survivor of ovarian and uterine cancers.
“I am thrilled to be able to lend my name and position to such a great cause, one that is so close to my heart. One of my good friends lost her battle with ovarian cancer and I am happy to work with the Alliance to make sure all young women are aware of the preventive measures they can take against this disease,” said Fakih.
Note: Prior to the Congressional Briefing the Hope Award was presented to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro for her tireless efforts to promote awareness of and funding for ovarian cancer. Click here to watch Congresswoman DeLauro’s speech.