Tonight, after work, I car-2-goed up to Foxhall for a screening of the movie N.E.D. at Sibley Hospital.
Meg’s mom sent info about the film to friends and I was honored to be included. I didn’t know much about the film, other than the brief note from Jane-the movie is about gyn oncologists-the field Meg is going into.
I’m still processing the film. It’s beautiful, intense, inspiring and devastating. It’s a documentary of 6 gyn oncologists who form a band, N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) to raise awareness of gynecological cancer. These doctors are incredible. Their story needs to be told, the patients’ story needs to be told, and the film captures a lot of information and emotions really well.
The statistics are haunting:
88,000 women will be diagnosed with gynecological cancer this year.
30,000 will die.
And this one: Prostate cancer receives twice as much funding as funding for all gynecological cancers combined. I would love to see a Movember movement to turn the course on that last one.