SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary will honor Sheryl A. Ross, MD with the Angel Award and Paige More with the Public Service Award at its Annual Membership Luncheon and Boutique, Oct. 19, 2017, announced Auxiliary president Anita Swift.
Angel Award honoree Sheryl A. Ross MD, aka "Dr. Sherry," is an award-winning OBGYN, entrepreneur, author and women's health expert. She has been practicing OB/GYN for 25 years in Santa Monica. She is the author of the book, she-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women's Intimate Health. Period. Dr. Sherry's mission is to change the narrative of how women talk and learn about their intimate health and overall well-being. Visit drsherry.com.
Public Service Award recipient Paige More underwent a preventative double mastectomy after finding out she had the BRCA 1 genetic mutation. Paige was 24 years old and started to document her experience on social media to share her story and raise awareness. Compelled to prevent other women like herself from feeling alone during this journey, she formed a group she calls Breasties. Through social media, she rallied a community of fearless young women who have been affected by breast cancer. She has organized events around the country to empower each other in a loving and supportive environment, without having to go to a formal clinical setting.
Since 1981, the family of John Wayne has been committed to pioneering cancer research in memory of their father, who died of cancer. The courageous and dedicated researchers at the John Wayne Cancer Institute have made groundbreaking discoveries that have changed the way cancer is detected, diagnosed and treated around the world. Today the tradition of excellence continues as the Institute spearheads new research advances, while training the next generation of leaders in the fight against cancer through its renowned Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program. The Institute's programs focus on melanoma, breast, neuro, prostate and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as innovative research in cancer genomics, molecular biomarkers, and chemo- and immunotherapies. With its unique ability to rapidly turn scientific discoveries into novel approaches for early detection and treatment, the Institute provides immediate hope to cancer patients everywhere. Visit www.jwciauxiliary.com.
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