Winner in My Eyes: Jeanette Preston
By OBOS — May 1, 2009
From 2009 – 2011, Our Bodies Ourselves honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Entrant: Kath Mazzella
Nominee: Jeanette Preston, Founder of PANTS
Jeanette is an amazing woman. She is a Gyn Cancer Survivor, a nurse and a Methodist Preacher. She has all the experience in the world to share her wonderful experience and knowledge. She came to the Royal College of Gyn/Obstetrics United Kingdom with me to lobby for an International Gyn Awareness Day (IGAD) . From this meeting she picked up the banner – took back to her home city the idea of IGAD -where Dr. Lopez, Gyn and Jeanette celebrated the day in style – bringing in medical professionals and community together.
Bravo Jeanette – you are a winner in my eyes. Go Jeanette!!
My dear Kath it is wonderful that you would nominate me, but I cannot accept it. you have earned your place, and Mr Tito Lopes,his…
I am a 2 year survivor of gynae cancer, inspired to make a difference by you and all the women I have spoken with and met- but have nowhere near the work under my belt that you and he have — but I am getting people to realise how pants gynae cancer is!
Jeannette, dont underestimate your work !!
I wholeheartedly support your nomination.I know how much of your life you dedicate to helping others through Pants. You are a very special woman.
Jeannette, your work is so very important and you are a true Hero. You are a beacon of light in U.K. for Gyne Cancer awareness and also for the world.
Let us celebrate Intenational Gynecological Cancer Awareness Day September 10, 2009.
Sigrid (also a cancer survivor)