Ovarian Cancer Coalition Named Webster Geneva Alumna Spokesperson

| February 1, 2013
Nani Vinken, Webster University Alumna

Vinken graduated from Webster’s Geneva campus.

Webster University Geneva alumna and TLC personality Nani E. Vinken was named spokesperson for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC).

Ed. note: Please note, this is an old announcement that was inadvertently marked as “new” through our news gathering service. Webster Today editors apologize for the misunderstanding — but still congratulate Vinken for this honor!

The well-known, German-born designer is a TV celebrity who starred on TLC’s “In A Fix” home improvement program.

NOCC is the leading ovarian cancer public information and education organization in the U.S. It enlisted Vinken to drive its mission to create more awareness about ovarian cancer across the country.

“We feel Nani shares our core values of enhancing awareness of ovarian cancer and educating healthcare providers, as well as women, about diagnosis and treatment. She has a strong voice in empowering women to believe in themselves and to take control of their lives,” said NOCC CEO Jim Mueller in the organization’s announcement.

“I am very excited about this opportunity,” Nani said. “Like most people today, my life has been touched by cancer through the loss of a loved one and I want to help the educational efforts of NOCC.”

Ovarian cancer will strike 25,000 women this year. It is estimated that over 16,000 women lose their lives to this disease annually. According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women. Known as the “silent disease,” it often goes undetected until its later stages wherein the five-year survival rate drops significantly.


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