UW Health Celebrates World Cancer Research Day

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Madison, Wisconsin - Today, UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health are celebrating World Cancer Research Day. While COVID-19 has changed a lot of things about health care and research, it has not changed the urgent need for innovative, groundbreaking cancer research. Cancer doesn’t wait for COVID-19 to end.


UW Health and UW Carbone Cancer Center are taking part in several creative events that are focused on overcoming the barriers of the pandemic to drive continued support for cancer research:

  • Sparkle of Hope is annual gala taking place virtually this year on Friday, Sept. 25. It raises awareness and funds for women's cancers including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer. It is a collaboration between the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

  • The Ride is an annual fundraiser to help accelerate cancer research and patient treatment initiatives at UW Health. It has implemented an individualized model due to COVID-19 and takes place on Sunday, Sept. 27.

  • Gunning for Hope is raising money for UW Carbone Cancer Center on Wednesday, Sept. 30. This nonprofit's mission is to raise money for cancer research. They raised $100,000 for UW Carbone Cancer Center in 2018.


Video: UW Carbone Cancer Center Director Howard Bailey, MD



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Date Published: 09/24/2020

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