CURE Media Group Announces the 2019 Ovarian Cancer Heroes®

CURE Media Groups 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 Womens 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 tonights 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. Westins journey with cancer began at age 17, when she lost her mother to the disease. As a co-leader for MD Andersons 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 nurses,, 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 OncLiveplatform of resources for the practicing oncologist. For more information, visit and

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