PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation (SROCF) announced today that William deVry will join them as their official celebrity ambassador. As ambassador, deVry will broaden public awareness about the organization's mission and increase the support and visibility of ovarian cancer.
"The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation has made great progress against ovarian cancer by combining awareness, public education and funding cutting-edge research," said Robin Cohen, co-Founder and CEO of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation. "We are so excited to have William deVry bring his voice to this public health initiative that empowers everyone to play a role in the fight against ovarian cancer. His dedication to raising awareness for this disease makes him a very powerful ambassador."
Participating in two fundraisers with the Foundation, deVry had the opportunity to learn about the organization's mission and the passion for the cause. Most recently, he has called on his massive social media following to support SROCF's work. deVry will now become more involved in the Foundation and its efforts as a formal ambassador.
"I am honored to join the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation in this extremely important cause," said actor William deVry. "I share their passion to make a difference for the 188,000 women in the U.S. currently living with the disease. I am excited to join them as they raise awareness of ovarian cancer, fund research, and support those women currently diagnosed."
To learn more about the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation and how you can get involved, please visit http://www.sandyovarian.org.
About Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created as a tribute to the life, character and immense strength of Sandy Rollman, who passed away from advanced ovarian cancer in May 2000. Her sister Adriana Way and her nurse Robin Cohen started the organization to keep Sandy's memory alive while trying to prevent other women from having to endure the same pain as she did. Their mission is to fight for those who are fighting, speak for those who have fallen silent and provide for those who are working towards the end of ovarian cancer. Since its founding, SROCF has awarded over $3.7 million to ovarian cancer research, recently announcing a $500,000 contribution to the Stand Up to Cancer "Ovarian Cancer Dream Team."
About William deVry
The Daytime Emmy-nominated Canadian-born actor is most notably known today for his role as the charming yet unpredictable mob boss Julian Jerome on "General Hospital." He is also widely recognized for roles on "All My Children," "InSecurity," "Nikita," "Bold and the Beautiful," "Earth Final Conflict," "Beggars and Choosers," and "StarGate SG-1." He has had multi-episode arcs on Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Grove" and CW's "Beauty and the Beast." deVry has also made guest appearances on ABC's "Castle" and CBS's "NCIS." He currently resides in Los Angeles with his longtime girlfriend, Rebecca. In addition to his work as SROCF Ambassador, he is very active in animal rescue and home restoration.
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