CURE Media Group Announces the 2019 Ovarian Cancer Heroes®

The accompanying event recognizes individuals who have made a
significant impact in the lives of people affected by ovarian cancer

CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CURE Media Group’s flagship product, CURE® magazine – which
reaches over a million patients, survivors and caregivers and is
dedicated to providing cancer updates – will honor three individuals who
have made a difference in the field of ovarian cancer on March 15 at the
Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, during the Society of
Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.

“The Ovarian Cancer Heroes® recognition program celebrates incredible
individuals who work every day helping patients and families affected by
ovarian cancer,” said Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of MJH
Associates Inc., parent company of CURE Media Group. “We are proud to
honor these outstanding individuals who have made positive impacts on
the ovarian cancer communities.”

Keynote speaker Shannon Miller, Olympic gymnast and ovarian cancer
survivor, will join in honoring the following three remarkable
individuals during tonight’s gala:

  • Paula Anastasia, MN, RN, AOCN, is a gynecology/oncology
    clinical nurse specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los
    Angeles, California. Anastasia has published 33 articles and book
    chapters on gynecological cancers and given over 200 formal lectures.
    She was also an important part of the Run for Her fundraiser, which
    raises more than $1 million a year. Anastasia has been honored by the
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with the Circle of Friends award, which
    recognizes those who excel in patient care.
  • Ryan Mitstifer Walton, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, has
    had to cope with ovarian cancer since birth, as his mother suffered
    from the disease during her pregnancy with him. Ryan participates in
    many ovarian cancer charity programs such as run/walks to break the
    silence on the disease, Teal2Gethers and Ride for Hope. He also opened
    the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Hope on the Horizon National
    Conference in New York City with his “Forever Bonded by Teal”
    presentation. Following his speaking debut in New York City, he
    presented again at Tesaro headquarters in Massachusetts to open
    ovarian cancer awareness month in September 2018.
  • Shannon Westin, M.D., M.P.H., is an associate professor of
    gynecologic oncology and reproductive medicine at The University of
    Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Westin’s journey with cancer began at
    age 17, when she lost her mother to the disease. As a co-leader for MD
    Anderson’s Ovarian Cancer Moon Shot, she works to discover more
    effective personalized treatments for ovarian cancer patients. She
    also serves on multiple gynecological cancer committees for national
    clinical oncology organizations, including the American Society of
    Clinical Oncology and the National Cancer Institute.

The Ovarian Cancer Heroes® reception celebrates ovarian cancer doctors,
nurses, patients and caregivers nominated by patients and other
caregivers for their heroic contributions in the field of ovarian
cancer. Three winners are named Ovarian Cancer Heroes® and awarded a
special prize in recognition of his or her service to patients and
survivors of ovarian cancer. The reception features food, music and a
celebration of achievements made in the field of ovarian cancer. For
more information, click here.

The Ovarian Cancer Heroes® recognition program is sponsored by Tesaro,
an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company.

About CURE Media Group

CURE Media Group is the leading resource for cancer updates, research
and education. It combines a full suite of media products, including its
industry-leading website,;
innovative video programs, such as “CURE Connections®”; a series of
widely attended live events; and CURE® magazine, which reaches
over 1 million readers, as well as the dynamic website for oncology
and its companion, Oncology
Nursing News
magazine. CURE Media Group is part of the
Cranbury, New Jersey-based MJH Associates Inc. family of businesses,
which includes the acclaimed OncLive®platform of resources for the practicing oncologist. For more
information, visit


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