Celebrating the first of many new things to come…

November 1, 2010

By Jill Slansky, Board President

It’s such an exciting day for HERA and for all our family and friends. This has been such an incredible year with so many accomplishments – we’ve raised over $150,000 to put toward much needed ovarian cancer research, handed out thousands of symptoms cards to increase awareness and improve early detection, awarded outside-the-box ovarian cancer Science Grants, as well as enabled numerous community members to increase awareness through our Community Grants.

It’s hard to believe we are nearing the holidays and the end of 2010. There is still so much work to be done! However, it gives us great pleasure in this “quiet” time to introduce our new website, made possible by a generous grant from the Diana Price-Fish Cancer Foundation.

Do you know what I think the most important project that we did this year is?   HERA awarded our largest ovarian cancer grant to date.  You’ll definitely want to read the interview by Dr. K.K. Wong, the lead scientist.

You may also find the new Action Hero Survivor stories particularly interesting. We’re starting off with a story about Jean Murr – artist, HERA supporter and ovarian cancer survivor. Each month, we’ll introduce new heroes that are living each day to the fullest since their diagnosis with ovarian cancer, so be sure to visit the site regularly to see who’s next. Have someone you’d like to see featured? Let us know.

We’ve also added some great pictures from our signature Climb4Life events, so be sure to check out the C4L Photo Galleries. Even more photos are coming, so stay tuned.

Finally – there’s this blog. It’s our way to bring you updates about HERA, our family and friends, as well as the latest in ovarian cancer research and prevention. Like what you see? Looking for something in particular? Leave a comment. Want to follow along? Simply join the HERA Friends & Family list and we’ll keep you updated.


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