CURE®

Ovarian Cancer Heroes®

Award 2019

 
Our 2019 Ovarian Cancer Heroes award ceremony will be held in March in Honolulu, HI. Please see details below:
 
Friday, March 15, 2019
SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer
Hawaii Convention Center (Award Ceremony located in room 316C & Attendee Reception located in room 316B)
Honolulu, Hawaii
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 
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Guest Speaker: Patrick Dempsey
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This year, CURE® magazine is again giving readers a unique opportunity to honor an ovarian cancer doctor, nurse, patient, or caregiver through the Ovarian Cancer Heroes® Award.

At the Ovarian Cancer Heroes® reception, held in conjunction with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer and attended by nearly a thousand health care professionals from across the country, each of the three winners are awarded the Ovarian Cancer Hero® award and a special prize in recognition of his or her service to patients with ovarian cancer and survivors.

The reception also features a recognized keynote speaker, food, music and an overall celebration of the achievements made in the field of ovarian cancer. In 2019, the awards ceremony and celebration will be held during the SGO Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer in Honolulu, HI.

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Shannon Miller remains the Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in American History with 7 Olympic medals! She is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice! (Individual (2006) and Team (2008))

She has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals.  Over half of these have been gold. She is the first US gymnast to win 2 World All-Around Titles. Her tally of five medals (2 silver, 3 bronze) at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a US athlete in any sport. At the ’96 Games, she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the US Women’s first ever Team Gold and for the first time for any American gymnast, she captured Gold on the Balance Beam.

After retiring from competition, Shannon has moved from Olympic athlete to advocate for the health and wellness of women and children.  

Shannon launched her company Shannon Miller Enterprises with Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women with a mission to help women to make their health a priority through programs, education and awareness.

In 2011, Shannon was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. She had the tumor removed successfully and followed up with an aggressive chemotherapy regimen. Now cancer free, Shannon continues to be a strong advocate for awareness and early detection.

Shannon has taken the lessons she learned through the obstacles she faced as an elite athlete, as a young adult and those from her journey with cancer to publish her inspirational memoir: It's Not About Perfect: Competing for my Country, Fighting for my Life.

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