Office of Institutional Advancement

Preserving the Love

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Preserving the Love was created by Janet Doherty to help cancer patients preserve their fertility, in the hopes that after treatment, patients can fulfill whatever family plans they had. Preserving The Love has teamed up with Jefferson's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center to fund research to investigate mechanisms for improving fertility preservation outcomes for cancer patients.

Funds raised by Preserving the Love will be used to address the much-needed research and awareness-raising surrounding oncofertility issues. Two of our rising stars—Drs. Jason Franasiak and Daniel Kaser—are poised to answer critical questions for the growing population of female cancer survivors hoping to bear children. Their aim is to study women utilizing IVF who have undergone chemotherapy and may have a lower number of eggs, in addition to women experiencing stress from a recent cancer diagnosis, as they go through emergent fertility preservation.

By making a gift, you become part of our team to provide hope for women who have already fought and defeated cancer and are now looking to reclaim their lives.

Upcoming Events

Night Out on the Town

Fall Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 7-11 p.m.
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

View photos from last year's event.

Janet Doherty with participants

A Message from the Founder

"At the age of 30 and only three months after getting married, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The hardest part of my diagnosis was knowing that my treatment could affect my ability to have children. So after my successful treatment at Jefferson, I decided to start a fund to help address the much needed research and awareness regarding oncofertility issues."

- Janet Doherty