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Be the Difference Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Create awareness and improve the lives of all people affected by ovarian cancer through education, support and research.

Results: With guidance from our Medical Advisory Board we have financially supported the following organizations providing innovative research and programs:

  • The Clearity Foundation
  • Lazarex Cancer Foundation
  • Mary Crowley Cancer Research
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Moon Shots Program
  • University of Pennsylvania 
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) 

Target demographics: women battling ovarian cancer and their caregivers

Geographic areas served: the US

Programs:

  • Research for a cure
  • Innovative clinical trials
  • Medical support services including personalized tumor profiling and treatment recommendations
  • Travel cost assistance to clinical trials
  • Raising awareness of ovarian cancer

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Lisa M.16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Be the Difference Foundation is a class act organization. I love the work they do, the awareness they raise, and the fact that their dollars really go to make a difference.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being a part of this great organization as a board member and volunteer, I admire this amazing group of people each and everyday for their passion, their drive and their goal to cure each and every ovarian cancer patient and make them survivors!

1 Lauren Shutan S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband & I moved to Frisco, Texas in 2013 from Florida. We didn't know many people in Frisco & since we were used to volunteering our time in non-profits we felt out of sorts in this new community. We first heard about Be The Difference Foundation when our niece told us that she was going to be in a cycling event In Boca Raton, Florida to raise monies for Ovarian Cancer. We had not heard of this organization & we were shocked when she told us they were based in Dallas, Texas--only a few miles from where we had moved to! This was a bit eerie as our niece was participating in the cycling event in honor of her mother (my sister) who passed away from Ovarian Cancer. Was this my sister trying to tell us something ?? After meeting Shannon Albert & Jon Mize, we knew instantly this was where we wanted to direct our energies. They both were very welcoming & we were impressed with their passion for bringing awareness to women and men about Ovarian Cancer. Plus, Jon told us he was in constant contact with our niece as he was helping her organize the Florida event. Another eerie moment. From then on we have been hooked! We started volunteering at the Dallas Wheel To Survive and will continue to help the organization in every way we can. And huge thank yous to Jill, Julie, Lynn & Helen for your courage, vision & tenacity in forming this wonderful foundation that is not only helping bring awareness about Ovarian Cancer but also aids those who are fighting this difficult disease.

1 Anna Dame B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm beyond proud to be a part of such an incredible organization as Be The Difference Foundation. Their mission is to create awareness and improve the lives of all people affected by ovarian cancer through education, support and research....and I believe they do just that!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Be the Difference Foundation is amazing. This organization is always asking, What can I do, How can I help, How can I make someone's life better?? Selfless and compassionate best describes BTDF and their goals. BTDF works tirelessly trying to raise money to help others in every way possible that have been faced with a life threatening disease.

1 Jon M.7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be part of this amazing organization. To see the work, time and energy pay off in so many ways and to see the hope that is given to everyone affected by ovarian cancer makes me feel that we will Be the Difference in the fight against this horrible disease. Started by survivors for survivors and making a difference everyday!

1 Stuart S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are thousands of non-profits out there and each and every one wants your money and your time. The money part is relatively easy; just fill in an amount and click.

The giving of your valuable time is a different story. You only have so much time to give and you want to spend it wisely. Be The Difference Foundation is an organization that has a mission that hits home for us personally and that connection has led us to devoting as much time as possible to spreading the word about ovarian cancer awareness and testing. And working with Shannon Albert and Jon Mize and their battalion of volunteers makes getting the message to the masses that much easier.

And together we are making a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Be The Difference Foundation is an amazing organization that funds research, builds awareness on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and much more. They partner with other nonprofits to increase there reach and truly make a difference in the fight against this awful disease. There Board and leadership team are all equally engaged in the fight against ovarian cancer.

Stacey W.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered several times for events and event prep & am continually impressed with both the staff & board member involvement. You can see how passionate everyone is about the mission.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I feel very fortunate to have found Be The Difference Foundation. I've been with the organization for a year now. After losing my partner to ovarian cancer I was thrilled to find such a passionate group of people who truly care about the mission of the organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated in BTDF's Wheel to Survive since 2014. The event is amazing, and the volunteers do an awesome job of putting it all together! Seeing so many ovarian cancer survivors (some currently battling the disease) is very powerful. The guest instructors are encouraging and the hours just fly by. I would highly recommend support for Wheel to Survive as 100% of the dollars raised by participants goes directly to research and clinical trials to help women fight ovarian cancer.