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June 18, 2010

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June 18, 2010

OCNA does mission critical work with passion and compassion. They are leanly staffed and resourced, yet operate in a strategic and impactful manner.

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

dedication of staff; positive impacts on lives of patients, families, doctors, policymakers, and caregivers.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide a resource infusion; professional development opportunities for staff

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

absolute dedication of the small staff; creative and entrpreneurial

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

inspiring, dedicated, expert, sensitive, knowledgeable, passionate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save that many more lives!

Ways to make it better...

they had more resources and means

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

budgetary

One thing I'd also say is that...

deserving of attention and acclaim from top to bottom.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 18, 2010

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June 18, 2010

I'm a survivor of ovarian cancer and, after evaluating other cancer charities and serving on other boards, decided this group will make a difference. OCNA has earned respect on Capitol Hill, among scientists and survivors. Excellent leadership and very beneficial programs.

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

helping survivors access life-saving clinical trials, new therapeutics, alternative and complimentary treatments, leaders in research and changing the legislative agenda to further research.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand its reach to encompass the entire gynecologic cancer survivor community

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

the spirit of survivorship. As an ovarian cancer survivor, I need hope. OCNA gives us that.

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

passionate about saving women's lives.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help thousands of women, educate millions who are at risk, elevate the priority of treating and diagnosing ovarian cancer.

Ways to make it better...

more people supported the cause and participated in the movement to conquer ovarian cancer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial. It's hard to get donations in the current economy. The group functions largely on volunteerism and keeping the programs running is costly.

One thing I'd also say is that...

ovarian cancer claims most of the women affected by the disease w/in 5 yrs. That's why we don't have a large survivor community to raise funds and awareness. We need help from the general public.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 18, 2010

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June 18, 2010

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has united individuals, groups and healthcare professionals in the fight against ovarian cancer. They are working on behalf of patients and families to ensure our voices are heard in Washington and government funding for ovarian cancer is maintained and increased. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the "go to" resource for ovarian cancer and I am proud to be a part of it!

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This organization has helped me create a grassroots organization in my area. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a huge resource for my own group.

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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 17, 2010

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June 17, 2010

I have been very impressed with all aspects of OCNA and feel that not only does it do fine work but is very well managed. Unlike many non-profits, whose top professionals earn enormous salaries and have minimal commitment to "the casue," many OCNA staff members lives have been touched, either directly or indirectly, by ovarian cancer.

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

seeinh how it positively impacts the lives of both patients and their families.

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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

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June 17, 2010

OCNA is a great organization that truly is making a difference. I got involved with OCNA and volunteered at two events in Washington DC. Both events featured women chefs from around the area, and promoted the cause. I lost my Mom to Ovarian Cancer over ten years ago and every event I attend with OCNA makes me feel closer to her. Great people and great organization!

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

giving back to others who have experienced personal loss from Ovarian Cancer

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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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June 17, 2010

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the leader in new and innovative ways to get the word out there about ovarian cancer. OCNA's Survivors Teaching Students program takes a proactive approach by organizing survivor volunteers to present their stories to Medical, Nursing and Physician Assistants students. By putting a face to a disease, these volunteers are able to educate these students as they enter the medical field, on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer with the hopes of red flagging patients and diagnosing ovarian cancer sooner than it might have ordinarily been diagnosed. The responses to the STS program are staggering. Students leave not only teary eyed as they are totally engaged by these women, but ideally, these students leave the classroom educated about ovarian cancer, what to look for, signs and symptoms, and what to do if they suspect a women has ovarian cancer. OCNA is always at the cutting edge in their delivery of programs, education, advocacy and overall support to women who or know someone who is afflicted with this deadly disease. I have seen many not for profits, however, OCNA exemplifies "always trying harder" to provide the best support on all levels for such a worthy cause. Ovarian cancer has not only been known as the silent killer, but equally important, there has been silence in the overall awareness of this disease. OCNA is changing that and is really making a difference.

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

By being involved in the STS program, I have not only learned about ovarian cancer, but what has even been more important to me is the element of hope and the support that I personally receive for all the survivors and OCNA

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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

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June 17, 2010

I ran on behalf of OCNA during a past Revlon Run event. It was an inspirational and motivational experience. OCNA has a team of very hard-working and dedicated people so it was an honor to represent them and the cause for which they serve.

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

I have not been affected by ovarian cancer but this organization through their outreach has motivated me to become involved in saving women's lives.

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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

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June 17, 2010

I don't donate to charities much because I'm skeptical of how the money is spent however with this organization, not only was my donation simple to make through their website but their annual report allowed me to see where every penny was being spent. Well done!

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

I personally have not experienced anything but I know they're out there doing great work through what I've seen in their report.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make sure that they receive more notoriety for what they do

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

the usefulness and simplicity of their donation process through their website

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

I haven't met any of them but they must be efficient with how their website is designed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

hopefully do more to save lives and/or eradicate the disease altogether

Ways to make it better...

my experience was great!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

like most NGOs, they must be in need of more money and/or staff

One thing I'd also say is that...

GREAT JOB OVARIAN CANCER NATIONAL ALLIANCE! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 17, 2010

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June 17, 2010

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most lethal forms of cancer. From the site I learned that the key to survival is catching it early.

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

I have told others females I know as to which sysmptoms to look for

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 17, 2010

I have recently lost a loved one to Ovarian Cancer and turned to this organization for research and support. The organization provides great information about the disease and helped me identify early warning signals. This organization has helped many women identify symptoms of ovarian cancer and catch the disease in the early stages.

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

receiving information regarding the disease and early warning signals.

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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

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