Every seven minutes a woman is diagnosed with gynecologic cancer and about 80,000 women are diagnosed each year. Maria Bell, MD, MPH, FACOG, FACS, and Jenny Torgerson, PA-C, will be running in a half-marathon to honor their patients and all women who have been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer.
Dr. Bell and Ms. Torgerson will be running to raise awareness among women about the prevention, early detection and optimal treatment of cancers unique to women. The inaugural race will be held in Washinton D.C. on November 8 , 2009. Sponsored by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, the race is a centerpiece of a weekend devoted to the Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement whose purpose is to raise public awareness to fund gynecologic cancer research.
For more information about how to support Dr. Bell and Ms. Torgerson, log onto the Women's Cancer Network at www.wcn.org.