OCRF News

OCRF Welcomes New Scientific Advisory Committee Members

OCRF recently welcomed three new members to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), our world-class group of leaders in the ovarian cancer field who review and approve all OCRF research grants. Dineo Khabele, M.D., of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Celeste Leigh Pearce, Ph.D., M.P.H., of University... 

OCRF’s Super Saturday Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look

OCRF’s Super Saturday NY, now heading into its 18th year, has long been the summertime event in the Hamptons. And on May 16th, guests on the West Coast will enjoy an unforgettable day of deep discounts, luxury experiences, and activities for the whole family, as OCRF’s Super Saturday LA returns for... 

The New York Times Publishes OCRF’s Letter to the Editor 3/30/15

In response to the “Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery,” Op-Ed, published in The New York Times on March 24, 2015, OCRF co-wrote a Letter to the Editor along with Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, reminding readers that there is still no early detection method for ovarian cancer. We’re... 

Thank You for 20 Years of Hope Through Research

“In 1989, my wife Ann was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. At that time, there wasn’t much information on the disease, and there was little research being funded. While Ann bravely battled the disease, I spoke with the families and friends of other ovarian cancer patients. Together, we learned... 

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Legends Gala

OCRF’s 20th Anniversary Legends Gala, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr., was held on Wednesday,  November 5th at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. Honorees included the Janet Burros Memorial Foundation, Chris Salgardo, President of Kiehl’s Since 1851, and Pierce Brosnan. The event also included... 

Where There’s a Wheel, There’s a Way: Ovarian Cycle Founder, Bethany Diamond

Bethany Diamond When acclaimed fitness instructor Bethany Diamond created the very first Ovarian Cycle ride in Atlanta in 2004, she couldn’t have known that a decade later, Ovarian Cycle would become part of OCRF and thousands of participants across the country would have helped raise over $2... 

Phil and Judy Messing: OCRF Partners in Science

When Phil and Judy Messing lost their daughter Carol to ovarian cancer in 2008, they knew they wanted to honor her memory by supporting ovarian cancer research. They searched for an organization that would help them feel connected and involved, and found that in OCRF. They chose to participate in our... 

Liz Tilberis: A Tribute

Liz Tilberis bridged the worlds of high-fashion and everyday home-life seamlessly. Her effortless ability to transition between the two serves as a reminder that women touched by ovarian cancer play many roles, and live in many different worlds, but ultimately, all share the same goal – to find... 

Then & Now: 20 Years and Still Going Strong

OCRF Board Member, Robin Zarel, Celebrates 20 Years as an Ovarian Cancer Survivor Then – December 9, 1993 December 9, 1993 is a day that I will never forget. That was the day I had a radical hysterectomy for what was later found to be Stage III ovarian cancer.That was the bad news. The good is that... 

The Valerie Goldfein Story: Founder of the Woman to Woman Program

November 4, 1999 “November 4, 1999 was one of those perfect autumn days in New York when it seems as though nothing could go wrong. But it did for me. That was the day I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and the world as I knew it would never be the same,” says Valerie. “No one could have been...