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

Dawn Marie Monnett Diedrich

Personal Description:


My mom, also known as Mutti to me, was the most important person in my life. She died from Ovarian Cancer on December 13, 2008 after a heroic five and a half year fight. I dedicate my life and my efforts to help people in all walks of life to her.

Personal Description:

My mom was an artist who painted and saw life through an artists keen eye. Everything was(mostly) beautiful to her. She taught K-6 art for 20 years, raised six children (all girls) and was married to my father, Edward for over 40 years. She took care of my dad every day as he has slowly slipped away from Alzhiemers. He misses her and asks where she is when I visit him in the nursing home.

I never knew this cancer existed before mom was diagnosed at late stage three. I stood next to her every day if not in person, in spirit always. She is now my guardian angel, and I miss her desperately. My hope is to carry on my life in a way that would make my mother proud and carry on her love and passion for life everyday. I held her hand as she took her last breath, moved on to another world. Part of me went with her that morning, and part of her will live on with me everyday always. I love you Mutti. xxxooo

Last updated on: 06/04/2009


Momma; I miss you so, so, so much. Eight months since you have gone. Oh how I wish you would come back. Hugs and Kisses to you my dearest angel in heaven.

trina – 08/13/2009

BION I’m imrpsesed! Cool post!

Kaylea Kaylea – 06/02/2011

I tohuhgt finding this would be so arduous but it?s a breeze!

Kaycee Kaycee – 07/14/2011