There are many charities we could have picked for HysterSisters Give Hope women’s health non-profit funds giveaway. When we first sat down to begin the process, the requirements were clear: They must be a non-profit that help our HysterSisters. They must be related to women’s health supporting women and providing research for the very issues that may lead women to need a hysterectomy or be an issue after hysterectomy or oophorectomy (removal of ovaries).
The list started easily and grew. In fact, at some point, we had to begin to whittle down the list because there were too many on our growing list. We opted to add charities to our list that our women have mentioned within our forum community or charities we have partnered with for various projects.
American Cancer Society
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
Cancer Schmancer’s mission is to shift the nations focus from just searching for a cure to prevention and early detection of cancer in order to save lives. The Cancer Schmancer Movement is a three-prong organization dedicated to: Early Detection, Prevention and Policy Change.
The Endometriosis Association was the first organization in the world created for those with endometriosis. As an independent self-help organization of women with endometriosis, doctors, and others interested in the disease, it is a recognized authority in its field whose goal is to work toward finding a cure for the disease as well as providing education, support, and research.
Endometriosis Foundation of America
The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EFA places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients.
Facing Our Risk for Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should have to face hereditary breast and ovarian cancer alone. We are the only national non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer was founded by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) in 1991. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization dedicated to funding research and training, and ensuring education and public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early detection and optimal treatment.
Grounds for Health
Grounds for Health’s mission is to create sustainable and effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs in coffee-growing communities, with the goal of decreasing the rate of cervical cancer.
HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation
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. HERA is a nationally recognized non-profit ovarian cancer organization that provides funding for cutting-edge research grants to scientists at respected medical institutions. In doing so, HERA promotes cross-disciplinary science and seeks to attract young researchers to expand the scientific understanding of ovarian cancer while improving the lives of those battling this disease. The projects funded focus on mechanisms of ovarian cancer development, growth, and treatment.
International Women’s Health Coalition
IWHC promotes and protects the sexual and reproductive rights and health of women and young people—particularly adolescent girls—in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. We advance this agenda by supporting and strengthening local leaders and organizations working within their communities and at the national and regional levels; by advocating for international policies, programs, and funding; and by seeking to influence U.S. policy on these matters.
Kay Yow Cancer Fund
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was officially founded on December 3, 2007, from the vision of the organization’s namesake Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach.
Lynch Syndrome International (LSI)
The primary mission of Lynch Syndrome International (LSI) is to serve our global communities by focusing on providing support for individuals afflicted with Lynch syndrome, creating public awareness of the syndrome, educating members of the general public and health care professionals and providing support for Lynch syndrome research endeavors.
National Cervical Cancer Coalition
NCCC was founded in 1996 as a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. In 2011, NCCC merged with American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), a nonprofit with a nearly 100-year history of educating and raising awareness on sexual health issues. The NCCC has thousands of members around the world, and chapters across the U.S. NCCC’s sister organization, the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer, works throughout the developing world as a platform to empower people, communities and societies to reduce the disease burden from HPV and cervical cancers.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
The mission of the NOCC is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors.
National Uterine Fibroids Foundation (NUFF)
The National Uterine Fibroids Foundation (NUFF) is a not for profit public benefit corporation organized to engage in charitable, educational and scientific activities related to the care and treatment of women who have uterine fibroids or related conditions of the reproductive system.
North American Menopause Society
Founded in 1989, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Its multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field – including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education – allows NAMS to be uniquely qualified to provide information that is both accurate and unbiased, not for or against any point of view.
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the Alliance advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices and life-saving treatment protocols. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates health care professionals and raises public awareness of the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), founded in 1994, is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research, and ranks third in overall ovarian cancer research funding. Our mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.
Pass the Pearls
Pass The Pearls is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the world of women’s healthcare, spreading the word about state of the art surgical care for women and improving access to minimally invasive surgery.
To help all women cancer survivors begin a new life after cancer through Pink Door’s programs and services.
Share Cancer Support
SHARE Cancer Support is the leading ovarian and breast cancer organization, offering support for women with breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
The World Endometriosis Research Foundation
The World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) is the global charity which fosters research into endometriosis to improve knowledge and treatment(s), and which unites researchers in worldwide collaboration.
Women’s Cancer Research Fund
The Women’s Cancer Research Fund was created by Honorary Chairs Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with, Co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Marion Laurie, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow and Jamie Tisch. They joined forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a leading charity in Hollywood, to address the issue of cancer and the urgent need to develop new ways to treat it, to detect it early, and even prevent it.