Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement Weekend/GCF's Race to End Women's Cancer, November 6-8, 2009, Washington, DC

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The inaugural Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement Week will take place in Washington, DC November 6-9, 2009. On Saturday, November 7, 2009, free concurrent courses for survivors of cervical, endometrial or ovarian cancer will be taught by leading experts. On Sunday, November 8, 2009, the first GCF Race to End Women's Cancer will take place on historic Pennsylvania

Gynecologic cancer doctors and their patients practice for the GCF Race to End Women's Cancer

The Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement Weekend provides a unique opportunity for the entire gynecologic cancer community to come together in a national effort to raise awareness and funding for the early detection, prevention and optimal treatment of gynecologic cancers

Mark your calendars for the weekend of November 6-8, 2009 to participate in the inaugural Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement Weekend and the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation's (GCF) half marathon/5K/1 mile walk. GCF's Race to End Women's Cancer will taken place in Washington, DC, and the start/finish line will be on Pennsylvania Avenue, just two blocks from the White House.

Join gynecologic cancer doctors, survivors and their families and friends, members of the advocacy community, cancer leaders, and over 3,000 runners and walkers in Washington, DC for this exciting awareness-raising weekend. To learn more and register, visit http://www.gcfrace.com.

GCF is pleased to make this announcement during September, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.

Over 100 gynecologic oncologists, cancer specialist for women, will be running as a team in honor or memory of their patients. To learn the name of a nearby gynecologic oncologist, visit GCF's Women's Cancer Network at http://www.wcn.org/findadoctor/.

In addition to the race which will take place on Sunday, November 8, 2009, cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancer survivors will participate in free concurrent survivors courses on Saturday, November 7, 2009. This series is part of GCF's cancer prevention outreach and education programs. These three courses will be taught by leading experts and it is the first time these three courses will be offered simultaneously. At the end of the day, the three groups of survivors, and their families and friends, and course faculty members will be offered a special networking and social experience during the Sisterhood of Survivorship celebration reception.

More information these courses and other programs can be found at GCF's Women's Cancer Network at http://www.wcn.org/courses/.

"The Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement Weekend provides a unique opportunity for the entire gynecologic cancer community to come together in a national effort to raise awareness and funding for the early detection, prevention and optimal treatment of gynecologic cancers," said Dr. David M. Gershenson, Chairman, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation.

Be part of the Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement by learning more about the survivors courses visit http://www.wcn.org/courses/ and GCF's Race to End Women's Cancer at http://www.gcfrace.com.

About the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation:

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation provides information on the leading types of cancer including gynecologic cancers--- ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and cervical cancer. Visit http://www.wcn.org to read about cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancer survivor stories and gather additional information on cancer statistics, graphs and charts, as well as clinical trials for cancer and new cancer treating drugs.

Contact Information:
Marsha Wilson
Director of Communications
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
301.332.0117 (Mobile)
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