Stand Up To Cancer Collaborative Grant
Stand Up To Cancer Collaborative Grant

HERA is a $50,000 funding partner supporting the new Stand Up to Cancer Ovarian Cancer Dream Team dedicated to piloting leading-edge, ovarian cancer research that will help patients and save lives. The Dream Team effort is led by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, and other ovarian cancer organizations around the country.

full_logo_001(r)A groundbreaking collaboration is underway among many of the nation’s ovarian cancer organizations. In partnership with Stand Up To Cancer, a new Ovarian Cancer Dream Team will kick off this year, dedicated to piloting leading-edge, ovarian cancer research that will help patients and save lives.

HERA supports the efforts of the Ovarian Cancer Dream Team, according to Samantha Lockwood, past-president of HERA’s board of directors. “Joining forces to fund the science of this new Dream Team will further HERA’s mission to stop ovarian cancer,” said Lockwood. “We’re proud to be part of an advocate community with the common goal to stop the suffering this disease has on everyone it touches and to save lives.”

“We are thrilled to see so many ovarian cancer organizations coming together with a common goal,” said Calaneet Balas, CEO of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. “We are so grateful that organizations like HERA share our vision and our hope of discovering more effective treatments. I believe the Ovarian Cancer Dream Team will be paradigm-shifting for our community, and I cannot wait to see what comes from this new initiative.”

Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all the gynecologic cancers. Almost 22,000 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014, and more than 14,000 women will lose their lives to the disease. By collaborating to fund an Ovarian Cancer Dream Team, the participating organizations will further research that can lead to new treatments that benefit patients.

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