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Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins

Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins, a 22-year ovarian cancer survivor and health activist, is a writer, producer, and founding partner in Pinkie Hugs, LLC - a mother-daughter writing and film production firm specializing in social justice-focused documentaries. She is also a co-founder of In My Sister’s Care (an organization focused on improving gynecologic cancer awareness and care for medically underserved women and on eliminating health disparities), the Director of Global Outreach and Engagement for the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, and a co-chair of the Advocacy Special Interest Group for the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer. The recipient of the 2016 AACR Distinguished Public Service Award, Dicey is a member of NCI’s “Community Engagement in Genomics” Working Group and the Director of Advocacy and International Engagement for the “Globe-athon to End Women’s Cancers.” Her activism is driven by a commitment to global health equity.