HERA Marks 10th Anniversary with $10 for 10

February 24, 2012

HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation Marks 10th Anniversary with $10 for 10 Fundraising Campaign

DENVERMarch 1, 2012 – The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, a nationally recognized ovarian cancer nonprofit, launched a $10 for 10 fundraising campaign in support of its 10th anniversary. Through the campaign, donors can commit $10 for the remaining 10 months in 2012 to help HERA continue its mission to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness. To make a secure recurring donation, visit www.herafoundation.org/get-involved/donate-now/.

Ten years ago, while recovering from her seventh ovarian cancer surgery, Sean Patrick established HERA to improve the lives of other women with the disease. Today, HERA provides funding for cutting-edge research grants to scientists at respected medical institutions and embraces projects that promote ovarian cancer awareness nationwide. Through fundraising campaigns and events, HERA commits more than 85 percent of the funds raised to research and awareness.

HERA’s Impact

Over the last 10 years, HERA has made significant strides toward its mission. The organization has established more than a dozen events for ovarian cancer awareness including its signature Climb4LifeTM series and “Run Like a Girl” races across the country. Since its inception, HERA has contributed more than half a million dollars to fund cutting-edge scientific research grants at such prestigious medical institutions as Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

In February 2012, HERA joined with other Colorado ovarian cancer nonprofits to form the Ovarian Cancer Task Force (OCTF) to support each other’s efforts and raise an even greater level of awareness for ovarian cancer.

“Through our donors and supporters, HERA is proud to be carrying on Sean Patrick’s legacy over the last 10 years,” said Meg Steitz, executive director of HERA. “Ovarian cancer continues to affect thousands of women every day, so our work toward awareness and early detection is not finished. Our $10 for 10 Campaign will help us continue that work, and every dollar from every donor makes a difference.  We continue our commitment to stopping the loss of women to ovarian cancer.”

Get Involved

In addition to the $10 for 10 Campaign, HERA offers a series of fun outdoor and community events, ranging from rock climbing and hiking events to running races to the Ragnar Relay series, as well as family friendly triathlons, and roller derby. For a list of all 2012 events or to register, visit www.herafoundation.org/events/2012-events/.

About the HERA Foundation:

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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Staci Busby

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