HERA Announces 2012 Community Grant Recipients

August 16, 2012

Four Organizations Receive Support for Ovarian Cancer Programs and Events

DENVERAugust 16, 2012The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, a nationally recognized ovarian cancer nonprofit, awarded its 2012 Community Grants to four organizations across the country working to improve quality of life for women with ovarian cancer or raise awareness of the disease in novel and unusual ways. HERA awarded $1,000 grants to the Mautner Project in Washington, D.C., the Ovarian Cancer Summit in Denver, Colo., Teal Toes of Bethesda, Md., and the Women’s Cancer Awareness Group in Petaluma, Calif.

“HERA is proud to support the 2012 Community Grant recipients that are working to help so many women struggling with ovarian cancer and countless others with prevention and early detection,” said Meg Steitz, executive director of HERA. “Our mission is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer through Health, Empowerment, Research and Awareness, and the work these four organizations do gets us closer to that goal.”

The 2012 Community Grant recipients include:

  • The Mautner Project of Washington, D.C. will create and distribute culturally competent print and web-based educational materials to raise awareness of ovarian cancer risk among lesbian, bisexual women, and transgender individuals.
  • The Ovarian Cancer Summit will take place Sept. 15, 2012 in Denver, Colo. for survivors and their caregivers to learn from prominent national speakers on such topics as research advancements, genetic testing, nutrition, coping and healing. HERA is a co-sponsor of the Ovarian Cancer Summit.  
  • Teal Toes in Bethesda, Md. will distribute packets to top nail salons in each state during the month of September to raise awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer and encourage teal pedicures for women and men.
  • Women’s Cancer Awareness Group in Petaluma, Calif. presents a “virtual tea” for women to sit down at the same time in their own homes to drink a cup of tea while they learn the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Through its Community Grants Program, HERA has supported more than 30 programs that have included development of advertising campaigns, promotional materials, support groups, educational conferences and events, and outreach services for women with ovarian cancer, among others. For more information about the program, past winners, eligibility and application details, visit the website.

About the HERA Foundation:

Established in 2002, the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness. As a nationally recognized ovarian cancer organization, HERA provides funding for cutting-edge research grants to scientists at respected medical institutions. In so doing, HERA attracts more young researchers to expand the scientific understanding of ovarian cancer while improving the lives of those battling the disease. In addition, HERA awards grants to local community groups to raise awareness about the disease in novel and unusual ways. More information is available at www.herafoundation.org.

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