Natick, MA (PRWEB) March 8, 2009
Ovations for the Cure announced today that Linda John has been elected to their board of directors. Ms. John is President/CEO and founder of Corporate Family Network (CFN), a nationally recognized employee assistance program based in New York City.
Founded in 1996, CFN offers integrated wellness solutions that support a high-functioning workforce and a high-performance work environment. They assist companies by providing employees specialized services and expertise in the areas of care giving, work-life balance, emotional well-being, and health and wellness.
Since its inception, Ovations for the Cure has been dedicated to supporting the research, treatment and patient awareness of ovarian cancer. As an ovarian cancer survivor herself, Ms. John brings first-hand knowledge and experience in understanding what ovarian cancer patients undergo.
Ovations for the Cure knows the addition of Ms. John will both strengthen the expertise and expand the breadth of the Ovations board. "We are incredibly fortunate to welcome a highly qualified professional like Linda to Ovations," Ovations President, Paul Flaherty, said. "I look forward to her valued contributions to our future growth."
Ms. John holds a business degree from St. John's University and a Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University. John brings more than 25 years of business experience to the Ovation's board. Her acumen has been recognized by Ernst & Young, Diversity Business, Fortune 5000 and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
About Ovations for the Cure:
Ovations for the Cure is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the research, patient treatment and awareness of ovarian cancer. Ovations is the only ovarian cancer organization in the country, that not only proliferates broad-spectrum awareness of ovarian cancer risk factors and their subtle warning signs, but it also directly supports research, treatment initiatives and patient outreach programs. Since its founding in 2006, the organization has donated more than $1.25 million to ovarian cancer research, distributed more than 250,000 awareness brochures in doctors' offices nationwide and comforted thousands of patients through its Happy Feet Program. For more information about Ovations, please visit http://www.ovationsforthecure.org.
About Ovarian Cancer:
Called the silent killer, ovarian cancer frequently causes non-specific symptoms that contribute to diagnoses in the late stages, and more than 70 percent of women diagnosed with this disease are diagnosed too late for successful treatment. In 2008, it is estimated that approximately 21,650 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 15,520 will die. Notable victims include actresses Jessica Tandy and Gilda Radner, as well as civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. The mothers of Harry Connick Jr., Angelina Jolie and President Barack Obama have also died of ovarian cancer. Actresses Kathy Bates and Carol Channing are survivors of the disease.