About Us

How She ROCKS Began…

She ROCKS was established in May of 2014, but the story begins in the fall of the year before.

A wife, mother, grandmother, banker, community volunteer, friend, and so much more, Beth Quinn had always been proactive with her health. Over a period of months, she began having abdominal pain and bloating, and went to see various doctors at regular intervals to determine the cause.

After undergoing a long series of diagnostic tests, a CT scan on her abdomen revealed a thickening of her gall bladder. On December 23, 2013, Beth went into surgery to have her gall bladder removed, and woke up to the news that she had stage IV ovarian cancer.

Because there are no early diagnostic screenings for ovarian cancer, and a person is typically asymptomatic until the cancer is in an advanced stage, Beth could not have caught this disease earlier. Her best friend, Mary Barto, agreed that this was unacceptable, and the two of them partnered with another close friend, Tracy Brown, to do something about it.

Research Ovarian Cancer Knowledge Support

And She ROCKS was born!

Our Vision

She ROCKS exists to bring awareness and attention to ovarian cancer through funding groundbreaking research, and providing local support for all those undergoing treatment for cancer. The organization is solely committed to these pursuits and it gives every penny that it takes in toward these goals. As She ROCKS, we believe it is our duty as women to help one another in whatever ways we are able.

Our Mission

She Rocks Inc. was formed in May 2014 with the intention to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research and to provide knowledge and local support to those affected by cancer.

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Where She ROCKS Funds Are Distributed

Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the foremost cancer centers in the nation, receiving the highest possible rating of “exceptional” from the National Cancer Institute.

UNC Lineberger physician Vicki Bae-Jump, MD, PhD, leads a team of researchers who focus on advancing the prevention, early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer. Since She ROCKS was established in 2013, our organization has contributed 75% of the money we have raised to help fund research, totaling more than $500,000 through 2018.

In recognition of the significant contribution She ROCKS has made, UNC Lineberger named Dr. Bae-Jump’s lab space the Beth Quinn Lab in 2016.

NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center is part of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, serving seven counties in southeastern North Carolina. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer designated NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center as a teaching cancer program, a recognition awarded to only 25 percent of the nation’s hospitals.

As the region’s only comprehensive center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and support of cancer patients, NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center allows residents of this part of the state to receive exceptional care, including participation in national clinical trials, close to home.

She ROCKS gives 25% of our funds to NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center to help support anyone receiving treatment there, for any type of cancer. Over the years, She ROCKS has bought support items such as comfortable chemo chairs for the infusion suite in the newly renovated center, vein finders for the lab, wigs for patients and gas cards for family members and caregivers.

When you designate She ROCKS The Triad, 25% stays in the Greensboro community to support women undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer rather than going to NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center.

The TRIAD seeks to extend the good work and fund raising strategy in the same manner that Wilmington has done since 2014. Our desire is to honor Beth Quinn’s story and add local stories from our community as we bring awareness and HOPE to the TRIAD.

When you designate She ROCKS The Triad, 25% stays in the Greensboro community to support women undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer rather than going to NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center.

Learn more about The Triad

When you give to She ROCKS in general, or you designate Wilmington, you can also be assured your donation will help make life a bit easier for people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer at NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center. Twenty-five percent of what we take in is given to support local patients through funding things like comfortable new chairs for the chemo suite, vein finders to make taking blood easier, gas cards to make getting to and from treatments possible, and wigs that can make a patient feel less conspicuous and more confident.

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Meet the She ROCKS Board Members

Each year, our board members chose one word that is meant to guide them for the year. We hope this inspires you to consider the one word you want to live by for this year.

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