Author Archives: Brit Thompson

The Rivkin Center Awards $1.455M in Ovarian Cancer Research Grants

Seattle, WA: The Rivkin Center, a Seattle-based 501(c)(3), announced that they have awarded $1.455 million in ovarian cancer research grants to sixteen scientists across the globe. The amount funded was nearly a 20% increase over last year. The Rivkin Center’s unique approach to funding provides researchers leverage to access larger pots of federal funds for […]

Meet a CanCan Instructor: Kristin Anderson

The Rivkin Center’s Education Program The Rivkin Center’s education program provides free health education workshops. Instructors educate women about their breast and ovarian health and cancer risks. Say hello to Kristin Anderson, one of our instructors. ABOUT KRISTIN Where are you from? I grew up in Prior Lake, Minnesota (30 minutes south of the Twin […]

Meet a CanCan Ambassador: Elena Santana

The Rivkin Center’s CanCan program provides free health education workshops. CanCan campus ambassadors are the feet-on-the-ground Rivkin Center representatives at universities across the west coast, helping set up workshops, identify opportunities to reach more students, and so much more. Say hello to Elena Santana, a CanCan campus ambassador at the University of Arizona. About Elena […]

CanCan at the University of Washington: Generously sponsored by the Kirwin Hinton Family

The world changed for Bobbie Hinton when her mother, Colleen Kirwin, lost her eight-year battle with ovarian cancer in 2011. Four years later, Bobbie herself was diagnosed with breast cancer. Bobbie and her husband, Dave, are inspired by the work of the Rivkin Center and its fight against two devastating diseases for women: breast cancer […]

Meet a CanCan Instructor and Facilitator: Helen Chen

The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer’s CanCan program provides free health education workshops across the west coast. CanCan facilitators share their cancer journey with CanCan party attendees and help educate women on ovarian and breast health, while CanCan instructors educate women about their breast and ovarian health and cancer risks. Say hello to Helen Chen, CanCan […]

Meet a CanCan Ambassador: Jessica Woods

The Rivkin Center’s CanCan Program The Rivkin Center’s CanCan program provides free health education workshops. CanCan campus ambassadors are the feet-on-the-ground Rivkin Center representatives at universities across the west coast, helping set up workshops, identify opportunities to reach more students, and so much more. Say hello to Jessica Woods, CanCan ambassador at Arizona State University. […]

Meet a CanCan Instructor: Lauren Grabowski

The Rivkin Center’s CanCan Program The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer’s CanCan program provides free health education workshops. CanCan instructors educate women about their breast and ovarian health and cancer risks. Say hello to Lauren Grabowski, CanCan instructor.   About Lauren Where are you from? Vacaville, California (Cowtown!) Where do you live now and what […]

Meet a CanCan Facilitator: Ilyse Wagner

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The Rivkin Center’s CanCan Program The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer’s CanCan program provides free health education workshops across the west coast. CanCan facilitators share their cancer journey with CanCan party attendees and help educate women on ovarian and breast health. Say hello to Ilyse Wagner, CanCan facilitator.   About Ilyse Where are you from? […]

2018 SummeRun Honoree: Debbie McKenzie

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We are thrilled to have Debbie McKenzie as our 2018 SummeRun honoree! Debbie and her family and friends have been supporters of the SummeRun for the past three years and are great friends of the Rivkin Center. We know Debbie’s story will inspire you as you participate in this year’s event! Debbie’s Story Debbie had […]

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