Our Name

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Hera or Here in Greek mythology was the wife of Zeus. Hera was, in a sense, the beginning of feminism. Hera empowers women to be heard within their relationships and within their lives. She encourages women to find their strengths and desires and to cultivate them!

Hera was chosen as the name for the foundation because she was considered the protector of women and empowered women to stand up for themselves. The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation encourages us to do the same: to empower women to take control of their health by championing the often unrecognized threat of ovarian cancer to women’s health.

HERA is also an acronym for Health, Empowerment, Research and Awareness.

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