The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance changed my understanding of life as a survivor of ovarian cancer. First, as a client, I learned about my disease through their education programs. Then I learned about empowerment, testifying on behalf of other women with the disease. Through their outreach efforts, we engaged the underserved and under-informed. We became the voice of patients to healthcare providers and policy makers, and made substantive change. This is a charity that affects every aspect of ovarian cancer - patients, clinicians, researchers, donors, caregivers, lawmakers and the public. Serving on their board is the most honorable role of my life.
A friends of mine was diagnosed in June 2014 and in July I shaved my head in an act of love and solidarity. I decided to start a fundraiser and I contacted OCNA. I spoke with Catie and she told me how to get the ball rolling. I lost my friend August 16th and have continued on my mission. Catie and her team were always there to not only console me when I was feeling down, but they all lent their ideas and creativity when I hit a tough spot.
I am proud to say I support the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and I am hoping to make this a YEARLY EVENT!!!
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.
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.
OCNA does mission critical work with passion and compassion. They are leanly staffed and resourced, yet operate in a strategic and impactful manner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I recently lost a loved one to this disease and I needed to find resources for support groups to help with the grieving process. I came across OCNA's website through a google search and found some excellent resources for what I was looking for.
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a very important and well run non-profit organization. So many women do not know the symptoms of this dreadful disease or realize how important it is to recognize them early. Education is needed in all sectors, including medicine,and more research is needed. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance works hard and successfuly at education and awareness building and at research. The organization mixes sound non-profit management and passion for the cause beautifully. All of the leaders in the organization share a passion for saving women's lives, the intellectual grasp of the issues and the needs, and great compassion for those who have had the disease. The stories one hears at their meetings are compelling.