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Review for Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

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

expand its reach to encompass the entire gynecologic cancer survivor community

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?


Role:  Board Member & Helped bring survivor issues to policy makers & scientists.