- Honoree and former President Bill Clinton speaks on stage after receiving the inaugural Tina’s Wish Global Women’s Health Award during the 2015 Tina’s Wish Global Women’s Health Award Gala in New York.
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An ovarian-cancer-research charity backed by New York’s bankruptcy community got some high-profile support this week from former President Bill Clinton.
President Clinton accepted the inaugural Global Women’s Health Award
Tuesday night from Tina’s Wish
, an organization named in honor of Tina Brozman, a former bankruptcy judge who died in 2007 at age 54 from ovarian cancer.
Her husband, Clifford Chance finance and restructuring partner Andrew Brozman, started the nonprofit to help fund research focused on detecting ovarian cancer at an early stage—something that has so far eluded doctors. Each year, 240,000 women globally are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 150,000 die from the disease, according to Tina’s Wish.
In a Waldorf Astoria ballroom Tuesday, chatter around the room about the latest in the chapter 11 world quickly turned to silence as President Clinton took the stage.