N.E.D., a unique rock band of six gynecologic surgeons, including two UNC OB-GYN gynecologic oncologists, has been named this year’s recipient of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) Public Service Award. The award honors the band’s commitment to bringing attention to gynecologic cancers and raising funds for ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer awareness.
John Boggess, M.D., professor of gynecologic oncology, on lead vocals, guitar, and harmonica; and John Soper, M.D., Dr. Catherine Sou-Mei Young Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, on guitar, slide guitar, and mandolin, are founding members of the band. They were featured in the documentary No Evidence of Disease, a feature-length documentary film about the doctors and their mission to raise awareness for gynecological cancer research and funding.
The award, presented annually to individuals or groups who have engaged in extraordinary efforts to support women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, will be presented at the upcoming Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 50th Annual Meeting in Hawaii this coming March.
The FWC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing research, education and awareness about gynecologic cancer risk, prevention, early detection and optimal treatment. The FWC is the official foundation of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO).