OCRF is very proud of the growth of the Woman to Woman program in the last three years. In 2014 OCRF funded the creation of six new programs: City of Hope in Duarte, CA; Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA; Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD; Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR; Stony Brook University Cancer Center in Stony Brook, NY and the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL. In just two years, Woman to Woman program has expanded to 16 sites around the United States.
The new sites are part of the program’s national expansion efforts which launched in 2012 when QVC made a three year, $1 million commitment to help OCRF grow the program. In 2011 OCRF piloted the program’s national expansion at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. With QVC’s support, OCRF expanded the program to 8 sites, including Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI; Tulane Cancer Center, New Orleans, LA; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, NC; Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in New Haven, CT; Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL; and Stanford Women’s Cancer Center in Stanford, CA. The four new grants just announced brings the total to 14.
“We hope to expand to at least 15 new cities within the next three years, building a strong community of support to empower more women to advocate for themselves and negotiate the many challenges of gynecologic cancer,” said Audra Moran, OCRF’s CEO.
>OCRF will release a request for proposals in early 2015. Know of a great candidate for a Woman to Woman grant? Learn more about the application and process and download our 2014 guidelines here.