The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) in partnership with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) recently launched a national campaign called #MoveTheMessage. This campaign aims to increase awareness of gynecologic cancers with a focus on historically marginalized communities and populations. Available online is a collection of patient education resources that provides insight and facts regarding gyn cancers.
“We all know very well that most people don’t know the signs and symptoms of gyn cancers, and this is further magnified in marginalized populations,” says FWC Chair Ginger J. Gardner, MD. “Through Move the Message, we have the opportunity to get information about these cancers to all women, so they can take action for themselves or a loved one.”
Move the Message is all about encouraging awareness. To support this initiative, join FWC on social media by posting an image or video of yourself and/or your loved ones in motion – walking, cycling, dancing, etc. – with the message:
“#MoveTheMessage. 5 Cancers to Know. Take steps today to protect tomorrows by visiting movethemessage.org” and tag five people you know.
FWC knows to make a strong positive impact the message needs to reach women directly in communities across the nation. Move the Message aims to bring information about the five gyn cancers to women of color and those in rural areas that may have limited access to information about these diseases and the steps for prevention.
To achieve this, FWC will partner with local organizations, cancer centers, and volunteers in communities with significant at-risk patient populations. Events are currently being planned in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Oklahoma City, Tampa, Seattle, Albuquerque, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Chicago and more locations over the coming year. To stay up to date on when FWC will be in your city, follow FWC on social media and continue to read Thrive.