The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is Calling on Everyone Connected to Women’s Health to Move Today for More Tomorrows

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC), the official foundation of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), is excited to announce the commencement of Move4Her 2024! Move4Her is the FWC’s signature fundraising campaign that helps power research, education, and awareness of the five gynecologic (gyn) cancers. As part of Move4Her, individuals and teams are asked to commit five minutes or more each day to movement and encourage their friends and loved ones to support them on their Move4Her journey. Individuals and teams choose the activity or adventure of their choice to drive their movement, and will receive Move4Her resources to help spread awareness of their Move4Her commitment. In its fifth consecutive year, Move4Her is challenging participants to raise more awareness and accelerate the momentum towards a common goal – ending the five gyn cancers – cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal and vulvar cancer.

By committing to moving more and raising more funds, Move4Her can provide more education, more research, more disease prevention, more targeted treatments, and more support. Ultimately, Move4Her participants fund life-changing programs that support better outcomes – more tomorrows now and for future generations, through donations and fundraising efforts.

“Now, more than ever, we are seeing an increase in gyn cancers, with approximately 116,000 people in the United States diagnosed each year, reinforcing the need to come together to make a difference,” said Ginger J. Gardner, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Chair, Foundation of Women’s Cancer. “To date, the FWC has awarded more than $11 million through 260 grants and awards, enabling research, training and career development in the field. This is just the beginning of what we can achieve as a community, and we are eager for the movement to expand in 2024.”

This year Move4Her will be introducing refreshed tools to support participants who are seeking to make their greatest contribution to date. An updated fundraising toolkit will provide turnkey materials that support individuals, groups, and organizations with their fundraising efforts and empower them to host their own Move4Her events and more easily communicate with their community.

“I am so proud to be a part of the Move4Her community for the last four years. As a gyn cancer survivor, participating in Move4Her has allowed me to channel my energy towards raising funds that directly impact current and future generations,” said Gena Pettinato, Move4Her Host Committee Member. “What is so great about Move4Her is it encourages all levels of involvement and movement. Most recently I chose to host tennis events as this is a personal passion of mine, but you can do what is best for you and represents your interests.”

Proceeds fund critical research, education, and awareness including the FWC Move4Her Research Award, presented to a young investigator committed to advancing treatment or care through scientific advances and translational research studies, as well as support of more than 10 other research grants.

The 2024 FWC Move4Her Research Award has been awarded to Maggie M. Mullen, MD, Assistant Professor of Gynecological Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Tissue Bank, who is is researching molecular targets to overcome platinum resistance for gyn cancers.

“It is an absolute honor to be supported by the Move4Her participants and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer,” said Maggie M. Mullen, MD, the 2024 FWC Move4Her Research Award recipient. “Thanks to this award we will be able to pursue groundbreaking research that has the potential to improve the lives of women with ovarian cancer through the development of a novel targeted therapy. We cannot thank you enough for believing in our research and for being champions of progress!”

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