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September 18, 2014

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1 previous review
July 30, 2009

Seven years ago,the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance made it possible for me to transcend the label of "cancer patient" and become an advocate; it changed my life. I just attended my 8th annual OCNA c... more

September 18, 2014

After my diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2002, I truly thought my life was over. It was then that I attended my first Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Conference in Washington DC. It changed my life! I was introduced to amazing survivors, top notch doctors and researchers, and an incredibly dedicated and competent staff. That was the beginning of my learning how to become an advocate for ovarian cancer. I currently serve as President of the OCNA Board of Directors, and I could not be prouder of our fine organization. The staff and the board work tirelessly to serve the best interests of the ovarian cancer community.

Diane Rader O'Connor
July 30, 2009

Seven years ago,the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance made it possible for me to transcend the label of "cancer patient" and become an advocate; it changed my life. I just attended my 8th annual OCNA conference---they keep getting better and better. OCNA is a leader in education, awareness, and advocacy in the area of ovarian cancer. I am proud to be a board member and the president of my local Ovarian Cancer Alliance of OR/SW Wa.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the education of women and health care professionals as well as legislation regarding ovarian cancer

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 25, 2012

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July 31, 2009

As a 12-year survivor of ovarian cancer I have watched as the various national organizations have been established, evolved, and reached out to our patient population. THe Ovarian Cancer National All... more

October 25, 2012

As a survivor I have had a great deal of interaction with OCNA over the last 15 years and can only say that it is by far one of the most outstanding nonprofits I have encountered. A wealth of information about the disease, resources for the patient and family, concern and assistance with the challenges many of us face not only physically and financially but also emotionally. OCNA is passionate about awareness of ovarian cancer for all women, physicians and future health professionals and has an amazing staff and cadre of volunteers to accomplish this mission. The staff's enthusiasm is infectious and motivating. If you don't believe it, try saying no to attending the annual march to Capitol Hill! The staff is small in number but extremely commited to their jobs. If they do not have an answer to your question, they will work hard to get the right information to you. I know how hard the board works to make sure donations are used in a manner that will have the most impact for survivors and all women at risk of developing ovarian cancer. Proud to give my dollars to this major force on the TEAL TEAM.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 31, 2009

As a 12-year survivor of ovarian cancer I have watched as the various national organizations have been established, evolved, and reached out to our patient population. THe Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) has been the driving force in trying to unite the national organizations, provide support to state organizations, get involved in legislative action so necessary for increasing funding for research and awareness, and most importantly giving us a voice as we battle this disease. Most recently I attended the OCNA 2009 National Conference and witnessed first hand how dedicated the entire OCNA staff is to our cause. They have developed a strong national agenda and work each and evry day toward achieving its goals. They certainly have provided me with an avenue to express my passion for advocacy and awareness of ovarian cancer and reach thousands of women with vital information.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their understanding of our need to educate other women about this deadly disease.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, dedicated, and empathetic.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 12, 2012

Ocna's customer service is horrible. If you call, there's rarely anyone to answer other than interns, who don't know enough to answer the questions. It also takes a long time to receive a gift acknowledgement. Ocna obviously funds the salaries of the higher level staff, and seems to hire all interns as staff....so I wonder how my donations are being used.

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Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 3, 2012

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July 3, 2012

I wish they would state the percentage of our donation funds goes directly to the cause. I hate giving to charities because of adminstrators and advertisors take too much money.

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Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Unsure

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unsure

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997

January 11, 2012

I did the Washinton circles with these people and they are really good at getting the word out. They got us funded again this year with a lot of hard work and pressure on the political arm. Great job, guys. Keep on keeping on.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

July 7, 2010

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July 7, 2010

This is an amazing organization that truly touches the lives of so many women. What I love most about this organization is the dedication of the staff and board members. They do work around the clock are are fully committed to the cause. All of the events I have attended have been incredibly well run and carry a spirit of hope and great optimism.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The dedication of the junior committee---young people that do not have a connection to the disease. They are focused and determined on our work because of the support and leadership provided by Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 29, 2010

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June 29, 2010

For ovarian cancer survivors OCNA is a godsend - advocating for us in Washington, D.C., gathering us together for an inspiring, informative, and encouraging annual conference, and helping its partner members to educate women and advocate for better awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. OCNA is an excellent example of a nonprofit - great organization, great results, and great people!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how it has helped the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance fight Medicare to get Avastin coverage for women with ovarian cancer in Colorado.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 24, 2010

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June 24, 2010

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a fantastic organization with strong and passionate advocates who support those who are touched by,as well as spread awareness of, this terrible disease - ovarian cancer. I feel truly honored to work with them every year during the annual Conference, and every year I am more impressed by their dedication.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by being involved in their annual Conference planning.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 22, 2010

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June 22, 2010

I continue to volunteer at OCNA events in Washington DC as well as help the OCNA's Government Affairs team by passing on Congressional intelligence to help them as they follow issues in Congress which will benefit Ovarian cancer survivors and fight this awful disease. Having my wife and brother-in-law lose their mother over 10 years ago to Ovarian cancer and this has ignited a fire in me to help such a great organization doing such great things (the OCNA) anyway I can.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the joy and scene of togetherness which the OCNA provides at all of their events and outreach programs are priceless

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 21, 2010

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June 21, 2010

The organization is an excellent group of advocates for those affected by ovarian cancer and their families and friends. They support a proactive, non victim role for women in championing their own health.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

at their conference. The women there who had experienced ovarian cancer clearly leaned on the organization for support.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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