The Iris Foundation is an organization dedicated to research and awareness of uterine cancer, started by Carrie Oliveira, a cancer survivor. All funds raised by this group will help bolster research to ultimately find a detection method and cure for this disease. We also hope to educate women on all aspects of uterine cancer and better equip them with the resources they need to fight it.
The Foundation was named after the goddess Iris. In mythology, Iris is sometimes seen as the goddess of the rainbow. A rainbow shows the path that is taken from heaven to Earth and as a divine messenger, Iris’s purpose is to unite and bring forth the concepts of peace, hope and dreams, all symbolized by the rainbow. It is our hope that all women will someday be free of the fear of uterine cancer so that they can live the life of their dreams.