Fighting Cancer Below The Belt
We founded Below the Belt in 2011 in honor of our dear loved ones, Stella and Mary Jane, who have courageously fought gynecologic cancer. Our mission is to defeat gynecologic cancer by supporting scientific research, compassionate clinicians, and the families that deal with this disease for the rest of their lives. We raise funds and awareness to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a group of cancers that affect 80,000 new women each year.
Research is the only way we will cure cancer. Physician-scientists are most potent weapon in this long-term battle. To this end, we also promote the education of medical students to
become compassionate clinicians and talented scientists by sponsoring the Burns-Waugh Research Fellowship at the University of North Carolina Medical School.
There is a dedicated, talented, and driven group of health care professionals and researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill who have devoted their lives to defeat gynecologic cacner. By supporting this accomplished research team, we are confident we can help win this fight.
"With the support of Below the Belt, we have opened two new clinical trials of targeted therapies for endometrial cancer and its precursors. We have been able to explore how diet effects endometrial and ovarian cancer development and its treatment success. I am very grateful for the support of Below the Belt and I hope that we can do even more in 2013! Above all, I am excited that Below the Belt is continuing to increase awareness of gynecologic cancer and honor the women who bravely face this disease every day."
Dr. Vickie Bae-Jump, MD, PhD
Below the Belt is running in the Tar Heel 10 miler on April 20th in Chapel Hill, N.C. Our goal is to raise $35,000 that will go directly to front lines of gynecologic cancer research. Will you join us by:
- Support one of our runners here. Click "Find a Participant" on the left hand side of the
- Join our team and fundraise with us: Join BtB