Actress Fran Drescher Headlines Tina’s Wish NYC Ovarian Cancer Fundraising Event

Actress Fran Drescher Headlines Tina’s Wish NYC Ovarian Cancer Fundraising Event
Tina's Wish, a national nonprofit dedicated to funding scientific research for early detection of ovarian cancer, recently hosted 140 attendees at its annual Leadership Council Spring Reception. The June 15 event at New York City's Prince George Ballroom featured a keynote address by actress, activist and 17-year uterine cancer survivor Fran Drescher. It raised more than $125,000 for research grants, including a challenge grant from The Mary Haas Foundation of up to $50,000 in matching funds. Drescher, best known for her Emmy award-winning starring role in the TV sitcom "The Nanny," also moderated an expert discussion on ovarian cancer. Panelists included Dr. Kara Long Roche of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Leslie Boyd of NYU Langone Medical Center and ovarian cancer survivor Claudia Garza. A major discussion point centered on how to shift focus away from the search for cancer cures, and toward cancer prevention and early detection to save lives. "It's your body; don't give anyone power of attorney over it," Drescher told reception
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