Women's Health Foundation Wins 2009 Innovation Award

Friday, December 4, 2009 General News J E 4

Chicago Women's Health Non-Profit Awarded 2 Year, In-Depth Consultancy from Partnership in Philanthropy Provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women's Health Foundation (WHF) proudly announces receiving the inaugural Power of Partnering Innovation Award, as part of the November 2009 Power of Partnering Conference sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation's Alliance Development & Philanthropy. WHF was the sole recipient thanks to their ground-breaking wellness programs in women's health.

Since 2004, WHF has created unique, community-based, fitness and educational programs for all women combining a specialized fitness program with an educational component involving bladder and pelvic anatomy, nutrition and lifestyle tips to prevent, manage or alleviate bladder symptoms. Total Control(R), WHF's primary program, is a full body wellness and educational program shown in research to improve both symptoms of bladder control and quality of life. Additionally, the Foundation recently created a chair-based version of the exercise program designed for seniors, called Total Control Platinum(TM).

The 2009 Power of Partnering Innovation Award provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is part of an effort to help non-profit organizations navigate the current financial climate. As part of the award, Women's Health Foundation receives two-years, 165 hours hands-on consultancy arrangement with Partnership in Philanthropy focused on skill building and mentoring and designed to promote sustainability and effectiveness in the field of healthcare and advocacy.

"This award recognizes the strides WHF has made to bring innovation to the world of women's pelvic health. We are honored to receive this inaugural innovation award and appreciative of the opportunity it provides to help us grow and sustain our efforts as a non-profit leader," said Missy Lavender, Executive Director and Founder.

About Women's Health Foundation

Founded in 2004, Women's Health Foundation (WHF) is a nonprofit organization focused on providing life strategies, community-based programs and services, and events to encourage women to proactively manage their pelvic health and wellness. Dedicated to eliminating the Sisterhood of Silence and creating a Sisterhood of Strength, WHF is becoming the nation's most visible and passionate champion of women's pelvic wellness issues. Headquartered in Chicago, Women's Health Foundation sponsors programs in Alaska, Massachusetts, Colorado, Arizona, Indiana, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and throughout the Chicagoland area. To learn more, visit

SOURCE Women's Health Foundation


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