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HERA Women's Cancer Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: The mission of the HERA Women's Cancer Foundation is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness.

Results: 88% of the funds raised support HERA's programs such as our Scientific Research Grants and our Community Grants that help raise awareness about ovarian cancer.

Programs: HERA's programs include Scientific Research Grants, Community Grants, Climb4Life weekends, and Partners in Action.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 4

dear all, my aunt had breast cancer 4 years ago, after breast amputation she was ok, undergoing her regular examinations, but this year in August she was troubled by backache, and as it appeared she has two hubs on vertebra - one on neck and second to the lower back.. and she needs immediate procedures that cost too expensive in our country, (Tbilisi/ Georgia) otherwise her life is under question mark ... please advise to us some international organization that can financially support her.. please be kind and do not hesitate to answer us.. best regards Teona

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Rating: 5

The HERA Women's Cancer Foundation is an exceptional organization that has served not only the medical community through it's science grants but the support community as well through community grants. The Climb4Life Series as well as the Run Like a Girl series give creative ways for everyone to participate and help end this vicious and and aggressive cancer. During my work on Climb4Life Boston, I heard countless stories of lives ravaged by ovarian cancer. I learned that more than 15,000 women will die of this disease each year. Through activism and activity this organization has been bringing awareness, funding and a commitment to Health Empowerment Research and Awareness. Working with them has changed my life and the lives of so many women who might otherwise not have known the symptoms or had a support system during and after their illness.



Rating: 5

I have participated in HERA events and have also, through my own small Ovarian Cancer related non-profit, been a grant recipient. I first heard of HERA shortly after completing my original treatment for ovarian cancer. I was thrilled to find an organization that supports basic, front line research. My family and I were thrilled to participate in a Climb 4 Life event. The climbing is a wonderful way to get folks involved-- beyond the usual running crowd. A highlight of the events is having the local recipients of research monies come to describe their research.

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