Rose and patient featured in 2022 Sparkle of Hope grateful patient story

Ten years ago, avid Wisconsin Badgers football fan Shirley Pokorski received a gynecologic cancer diagnosis that put her tailgating traditions in peril. After working with UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology Director Steve Rose, MD, and an incredible care team at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Shirley has been cancer-free and back at the field for years.

On WISC-TV News, Rose discussed Shirley’s treatment journey, and Shirley shared gratitude for her support system, including Rose and the Carbone team. Watch Shirley’s whole story here, and join us at Sparkle of Hope on September 16, 2022 to celebrate survivors like Shirley and the whole gynecologic cancer community! Learn more about how to join us at