Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Women & Wellness

Save the date for the 21st anniversary in February 2016!

Contact: Stephanie Jenks

Twenty years of women’s cancer research was celebrated during the 20th Annual Women & Wellness Forum Series. Event Chair Ellen Bonbright and the Women & Wellness Forum Series committee are pleased to share that a record $330,000 was raised this year, for a grand total of more than of $2.8 million over 20 years! Special thanks to our generous presenting sponsor, Moore Cadillac.

New video
During the event, a brand new video was unveiled giving a unique look at what 20 years of Women & Wellness has meant for Massey and for progress in the fight against women’s cancers. Watch the video now.

Event recap
Meg Ryan, director, actor and producer, delivered a keynote interview for the sold-out crowd. The Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond Magazine and CBS 6 provided summaries of the event and a Q&A with Ryan.

To learn about how you can be involved in the 2016 Women & Wellness event as a committee member, event attendee or sponsor, please contact Stephanie Jenks at (804) 827-0642 or sjenks@vcu.edu.

  • Gifts in honor of

    Supporting women's cancer research at Massey has always been important.  The funds raised by Women & Wellness have allowed Massey to transform the fight against cancer and the lives of those affected.  

    Funds generated by Women & Wellness have supported physician-researcher, Charles Geyer, M.D., as he co-authored practice changing, international research on breast cancer that was presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    The research involved a combination of two large, international phase 3 clinical trials, which found that a drug known as exemestane is more effective than tamoxifen at preventing breast cancer recurrence in young women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer, a common type of breast cancer.  This landmark study is the first to demonstrate that taking exemstane while blocking ovarian function reduces cancer recurrence in women with hormone-receptive cancer.  These results provide a new treatment option for premenopausal women formerly available only to postmenopausal women.

    Join us we give women a better chance at wellness today!

    Your tax deductible gift can be made in honor or in memory of anyone who has contributed or been affected by cancer. 

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    Save the date for the 21st anniversary in February 2016!

 

 

 

Photos from past events

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Thank you for your support of Women & Wellness and All that Jazz!

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