OCRF & Ovarian Cancer National Alliance are now one strong, united, inspiring voice!
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) have led the way in advocacy, research and support for patients and their families for over 22 years. As of January 2016, we are pleased to announce we are joining together to form Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. Read the exciting news!


Survivor Stories / Tributes

Patricia Sherburne

Personal Description:


After four years courageously battling stage 4 ovarian cancer our Mom passed away January 7, 2011.

Mom was always thinking of others first, even in the last days of her life. In ways not fully perceptible, her joyful spirit and love for the Lord impacted the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her beautiful smile, her comforting hugs, and her joyful energy. We have peace in knowing she is in the presence of the Lord.

We love you, Mom.
See you on the other side!

Personal Description:

Patricia was born on May 31, 1947 in Mercer, PA. She was the loving and devoted mother of Cynthia A. Monk and her husband Christopher of Leesburg, VA and Christine A. Flicker and her husband Mark of Lansdale, PA, beloved daughter of Thomas and Virginia (nee Zahniser) Lockyer of Los Altos, CA, sister of Robert Lockyer of Los Gatos, CA, Richard Lockyer of Saratoga, CA, Carol Williams of Gillette, WY, Timothy Lockyer of San Jose, CA and Bonnie Osborne of Los Altos, CA.

Last updated on: 02/04/2011



Pat Sherburne was a dear friend. The Lord brought her into my life about 20 years ago. She was there for me in 1993 when Harvey (my late husband) was battling brain cancer. She was so generous in giving of her time and energy even in the midst of a busy and demanding job schedule.
I miss her lovely smile and gentle ways.

In Him,

Margie Craig – 02/07/2011

From the mouths of babes. :) I’ve got a litlte man and I do understand what you mean by that “special” bond with your litlte man. Just not the same with the girls, but then again, it doesn’t help mine being the youngest either. I’ve got a different type of relationship with my girls, which I think is just as beautiful. But just different. Wonder why that is. s

Maria Maria – 09/03/2012