May 4, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards
Alexandria, Va.— The Prevent Cancer Foundation®, the only U.S.-based nonprofit organization solely dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection, announces the promotion of Jody Hoyos to president and chief operating officer (COO). As president and COO, Ms. Hoyos will lead the Foundation into a new and exciting phase with a focus on meeting the challenge of reducing cancer deaths by 40% by 2035. Founder Carolyn Aldigé will continue to serve as CEO.
“Jody has spent the last two years at the Foundation cultivating a culture of philanthropy and creativity, leading the charge to set bold goals that are guiding the Foundation’s work. The decision to name her as president and COO was an easy one,” Aldigé said. “In December we celebrated 35 years of progress in cancer prevention and early detection, and I am delighted to have Jody join me at the helm of our organization as we look toward our 50th anniversary and what we can accomplish together in the next 15 years.”
Ms. Hoyos joined the Foundation in 2018 as senior vice president. Prior to her time at the Foundation, Ms. Hoyos was vice president of operations and membership services at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). She has worked at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting), Arthur Andersen, Georgetown University Hospital and The Advisory Board Company.
“My time at the Prevent Cancer Foundation has been a privilege, and I’m excited about the opportunity to continue serving the Foundation’s mission,” Hoyos said. “I look forward to working with our passionate, committed team as we dare to imagine a world where no one dies of cancer.”
About the Prevent Cancer Foundation®
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is celebrating 35 years as the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. Through research, education, outreach and advocacy, we have helped countless people avoid a cancer diagnosis or detect their cancer early enough to be successfully treated.
The Foundation is rising to meet the challenge of reducing cancer deaths by 40% by 2035. To achieve this, we are committed to investing $20 million for innovative technologies to detect cancer early and advance multi-cancer screening, $10 million to expand cancer screening and vaccination access to medically underserved communities, and $10 million to educate the public about screening and vaccination options.
For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.