From celebrity support to a national video contest, City of Hope’s “All In Week” — which kicked off on Sept. 23 — aims to increase awareness of women’s cancers around the country.
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City of Hope physicians and researchers want to help more women take control of their health by taking steps to reduce their risk and detect breast and gynecologic cancers early when they are most treatable.
They also lead the call for better cancer treatments.
“Women’s cancers attack the body and spirit, not only putting lives at risk, but also undermining women’s self-image and confidence,” said Joanne Mortimer, M.D., director of City of Hope’s Women’s Cancers Program. “The Women’s Cancers Program focuses on preventing cancer and developing therapies that increase survival and improve quality of life, not only for our patients, but for women nationwide with breast and gynecologic cancers.”
During “All In Week” and National Ovarian Cancer Awareness and National Breast Cancer Awareness months (September and October), supporters can back the awareness effort through a variety of events and media. Music sensation Miley Cyrus and her mother, Tish Cyrus, have lent their celebrity support as the faces of the nationwide effort.
Supporters can visit City of Hope’s Women’s Cancers Program Web page to watch creative videos created by others committed to the cause — and vote for their favorites. They also can donate directly to City of Hope’s research, treatment and education efforts in women’s cancers by sending the text message HERHOPE to 90999 on their mobile phones (message and data rates may apply).
Social media users can check in with City of Hope on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news and information, too. Survivors and supporters also will join together to raise funds through Walk for Hope Nationally Presented by Staples in nationwide events during September and October.
About 290,000 U.S. women will be diagnosed with cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vulvar or breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society.
For more information, including videos and health tips, visit the Women’s Cancers Program Web page at www.cityofhope.org/womenscancers.