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

Concetta Goetzinger

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My mother, Concetta Goetzinger, was an incredible woman, full of sassiness and love.

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She died of ovarian cancer on October 12, 2000, at the age of 68. She was plagued with bloating, urinary frequency, and loss of appetite prior to her diagnosis. After her diagnosis and surgery, she fought her battle for 10 months. I was blessed to hold her as she drew her last breath.

Mom was my best friend. We did everything together. To say my life has not been the same since her death is an understatement. Even after 10 years, I reach for the phone to call her about a football score, a family story, or just to say hi. She was a wonderful woman.

I had a prophylactic hysterectomy in 2007. After a questionable sonogram, my doctor didn’t want me to take any chances with my life and the beast, ovarian cancer, especially with my family’s history. I believe mom was watching over me.

I pray for you ladies each day. Please let there be a cure, and soon.

Last updated on: 04/14/2010


So sorry to hear of your loss. As you know my wife has also been a victim of Ovarian Cancer. Please know that I have raised over $7000.00 to date for Ovarian Cancer Research along with my friends at Hope for Heather. I will continue to work for a cure of Ovarian Cancer.

Don Martell – 04/16/2010

Don- You are an angel on earth. Thank you for your wonderful efforts in ridding the world of this disease. God bless you!

Michelle Borda – 04/29/2010

You’ve hit the ball out the park! Incrdeible!

Gump Gump – 06/02/2011

Thank you so much for this arctile, it saved me time!

Lefty Lefty – 07/14/2011