Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Lots of Zeal
Sunday October 10th was the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation. The Foundation raises funds for research and awareness for ovarian cancer. I have served on the Board since 2008.
The Zeal for Teal Brunch was held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. KOH supporters , doctors, nurses , social workers and survivors gathered to celebrate the work KOH has done to raise awareness and almost $ 2 million raised for research in its first ten years.
Jenny Allen , survivor, author and performer of I Got Sick then I Got Better (and someone I have written about before) MC'd the event. The Foundation awarded Scope of Excellence Awards to physicians who concentrate on treating ovarian cancer patients. The honorees were:
George Coukos, MD, PhD, Director, Ovarian Cancer Research Center, University of Pennylvania Abramson Cancer Center, Lorna Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Brian Slomovitz, MD, Gynecologist Oncologist, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Daniel H. Smith, MD, Gynecologist Oncologist, Holy Name Hospital, Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Darlene Gibbon, MD, Clinical Director of Gynecologic Oncology, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Dr Rodriguez and Dr Gibbon are my CINJ doctors. Their nurses as well as a number of other oncology nurses and social workers were there too.
It was a wonderful way to honor healthcare providers who do so much for women with ovarian cancer.
Every Day is a Blessing! The doctors and nurses who treat OC patients are a blessing to all.