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

Colleen Glynn

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My mom, my hero, and my best friend. My mom, Colleen Glynn, is a one year survivor of ovarian cancer. I am so glad that she is still here with me. I worry everyday that when I get home she won’t be there. Mom, you mean so much to me and I don’t know what i would do if I lost. Even though we may argue at times, i love you with all my heart!You mean the world to me! I love you! <3

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I am 14 years old and my mom has ovarian cancer. She is a one year survivor and i’m am so proud to claim that she is my mom. To everyone out there who’s mother has ovarian cancer or lost their mother from ovarian cancer, i just want to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Last updated on: 11/11/2008


What else can I say sis? You mean the world to me! I hated when you left for college, then you got married and we lived blocks from each other and worried if we didn’t talk for 2 days, then you moved out of state on me and then you decide to get cancer! It was terrible having you so far away when I wanted to be so close to you! You are so strong and such and inspiration to all of us! I am so happy that you beat this thing! Thanks for being you! I love ya! – me

Lisa Howard – 11/11/2008

Colleen is the second cancer survivor in our family and just as strong and good hearted as the her grandmother. Colleen you know I love you and still owe you a celabratory drink, because the one at the bowling alley doesn’t count. You are such and incredible sister and friend, I look up to you in so many ways. You know I love you sis!

Dan Hormuth – 11/11/2008

Colleen is a super fantastic sister-in-law and mother! She sets a wonderful example for her children. She is strong, brave, and loving. It breaks my heart that she has to travel down this road but I hope she knows how many people love and support her in everything she does! I look to her as example of a extraordianry wife, mother, sister, and friend. I hope I can be half the mother to my children that she is to hers. Rock on Colleen!
I love you.
Sarah (Grand Rapids) :)

Sarah Parker-Hormuth – 11/11/2008

AFAIC that’s the best aswner so far!

Lucinda Lucinda – 06/02/2011

Okay I’m conviencd. Let’s put it to action.

Fats Fats – 01/23/2012