Natick, MA (PRWEB) September 16, 2008 -Ovations for the Cure, a non-
profit organization dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer, today announced the appointment of Karin A. Gregory to their Board of Directors, where she will jointly oversee the activities of the organization along with existing members.
Karin's career spans close to 30 years in the healthcare field, working as a lawyer with health and medical entities since 1988. She began her career at MIT in basic science research and then at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she managed a start-up outpatient department devoted to breast cancer. She moved into the venture capital world focused on funding of healthcare companies including starting up a new fund called Dover Medical Ventures. In 2005, she formed Furman Gregory LLC as a business law firm representing early healthcare and technology companies. Additionally, she serves on numerous non-profit boards and is an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of New England.
"We are thrilled to welcome Karin to our Board of Directors," said Lisa Tocci, controller of Ovations for the Cure. "Her experience working within the health and technology industries will help us expand our reach nationally, enabling Ovations for the Cure to fully serve the needs of all women living with ovarian cancer."
Ovations for the Cure was founded in 2006 by Patty Franchi Flaherty and is committed to raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer. The disease currently has no accurate screening test available to women at risk and as a result, 7 out of 10 women are not diagnosed until advanced stages of the disease.
"I'm honored to be appointed to Ovations for the Cure's Board of Directors," said Ms. Gregory. "I look forward to generating support for Ovations' mission to spread awareness and raise funds for this underserved disease."
As a member of the board, Ms. Gregory will aid the organization by establishing broad policies and objectives, reviewing the performance of Ovations, approving the annual budgets and insuring availability of adequate financial resources.
About Ovations for the Cure:
Ovations for the Cure, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer. To date, Ovations has dedicated over $1 million to various ovarian cancer research initiatives such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children's Hospital Boston, City of Hope, University of Pennsylvania, and Brigham and Woman's Hospital. The Foundation spreads awareness of the most deadly gynecological disease through national events including the renowned Happy Feet Program, fashion shows with celebrity designers Stuart Weitzman and Carmen Marc Valvo and various other initiatives. For more information about Ovations, please visit http://www.ovationsforthecure.org.