Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Inc.

Rating: 4.91 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 14 Pennsylvania Plaza Suite 1400 New York NY 10122 USA

Mission: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Inc. (OCRF) is the largest private organization dedicated to funding cutting-edge research to end ovarian cancer.  An estimated 200,000 women are diagnosed worldwide each year, with 22,000 women in the U.S. alone.  We believe that future advances in ovarian cancer research lie in the hands of today''s young researchers. It is for this reason that OCRF''s main funding priority has been advancing outstanding researchers early in their careers, whose projects focus on early detection, screening and basic translational research. Through our Scientific Advisory Committee, OCRF funds exceptional investigators across the country. As we strive to find a cure, we also seek to raise awareness of the disease through our many educational programs and special events.
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: OCRF's programs, aside from our research grants to the brightest of ovarian cancer researchers, include: a toll-free hotline, administered by staff and cancer survivors, which provides a free information packet on ovarian cancer and OCRF's activities; a video, "Surviving Ovarian Cancer," available free to the public; a Web site and bi-annual newsletter which provide valuable information about our research programs, events, and funders. OCRF produces many fund-raising events, including the annual Super Saturday, created by Donna Karan, which features a kids' carnival and designer garage sale, and the bi-enniel L'Oreal Legends Gala. The Junior Board of Directors also holds annual fundraising and awareness event.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 13-3806788
212-268-1002
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Tell your story here and help others understand this charity I think it is a great charity because right now, no one knows how this disease develops or how to stop it. They are trying to do this.

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just reading their material and learning from it.

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2010-6-01

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10 people found this review helpful

Since its modest beginning in 1994, OCRF has grown into the largest private source of research money for scientists working on ovarian cancer identification and early detection. The foundation also educates families and medical professionals about the symptoms and risk factors of the disease. Compassionate support is also provided to survivors and the families of victims.

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Each time I encounter a survivor or family member of someone served by OCRF, I listen to the story of how much they were helped by this foundation.

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About every month

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2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

As the daughter of a woman undergoing Ovarian Cancer treatment, it has been extremely helpful to be part of the OCRF community. Their e-newsletters contain informative articles about the research they are funding. It brings me peace of mind to know that there are researchers out there trying to make a difference in the fight against Ovarian Cancer.

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helping me cope with my mother's fight with Ovarian Cancer.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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