These are the people behind Globe-athon to end women’s cancers.
Cynthia De Lorenzi
I am an international motivational speaker, artist, CEO, and all-around social media guru with a passion for entrepreneurship and leadership. I believe that small actions can change the world. I am an innovator, futurist, and a mother who loves hiking, biking, traveling, spending time with my children and family. I was approached to join the Globe-athon advisory committee through Dr. Larry Maxwell. Dr. Maxwell and I met at a luncheon where he was the keynote speaker and I was a speaker on the topic of Mapping the Future. I found myself a member of the project’s braintrust before I even knew what happened and am thrilled to be here. Aspiring to inform and empower women with knowledge is why I think this movement is such a great idea, and I’m excited to share my extensive network and social media expertise with the Globe-athon team.
Dr. Larry Maxwell
I am a gynecologic oncologist at Inova Health System. Although I have been active as a clinical educator and researcher throughout my career, I have been working in cancer advocacy for the past four years. Having lost my grandmother to ovarian cancer, I have both a professional and personal commitment to helping women with gynecologic cancer and educate the public regarding improved screening and prevention. In helping create and launch Globe-athon, we wanted to take a movement that has been effectively growing in the U.S. and push it to an international level.
Dr. Carol McIntosh (F.A.C.O.G., O.B.E.)
I am an OBGYN and co-founder in the establishment of Globe-athon. I currently hold the position of Advisor to the Globe-athon Board of Directors. I am also an avid traveler. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, but you could say that I’m a “Wannabe Grenadian.”My family is from Grenada and I lived there for some years working as the Medical Director at Carriacou Health Services. Medicine is my passion. I love what I do. I have no love for marathons but I do them for the cause! I also love food, and my biggest dream is to be a Top Chef judge. I became involved in Globe-athon through my interest in international medicine, and am an organizer of the GYN awareness movement in Caribbean countries. In October 2013, I helped provide the first ever screening and treatment of cervical cancer in Bo, Sierra Leone. I also organized Globe-athon participation in the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on September 7th, 2015; as well as organizing the New York City Globe-athon task force. I am constantly motivated by my faith in God, and am excited to be able to empower people about their healthcare through raising awareness with Globe-athon.
Mary “Dicey” Scroggins
I love to dance, I love music, I love traveling, and I adore my two grandchildren! I am a writer, producer, women’s health advocate, and 16-year ovarian cancer survivor. Since my diagnosis, I have been involved in many organizations focused on improving gynecologic cancer awareness and care, especially for medically underserved women. From the start, I knew Globe-athon would be a wonderful, meaningful event, and along with my daughter Nneka, I have gradually grown more and more involved and invested in its creation. I am interested in making this so much more than just a relay; I view it as a movement to spread awareness and save lives globally, and who wouldn’t want to do that?
Though I worked for several years as an economic analyst, my passion for the arts and for service has led to my current position as half of a mother-daughter writing and film production team, Pinkie Hugs. I am also the developer of a computer-generated line of art, and I love laughing, dancing, traveling, spending time with my niece and nephew, and caring for their gecko Velvet. Along with Dicey (Mommy), I am continuing my commitment to the common good by joining the Globe-athon team, with community outreach as one focus. I also bring creativity, an eye for detail, and dedication to service, and I am so excited to be part of this important movement.
I am a development director for Inova Health System, a designer, a workout junkie, and an ovarian and uterine cancer survivor. Last year I was the 2013 Co-Chair for the National Race to End Women’s Cancer. Since finishing treatment four years ago, I have become a dedicated advocate for gynecologic cancer awareness and research, which has been hugely rewarding. I’m excited to be a part of the Globe-athon movement as I believe it will help gynecologic cancer get the worldwide attention and research dollars that it deserves.