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

Evelyne Kaufmann

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Friend, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Sister-in-Law, and fellow cyclist, triathlete, and coffee-drinker. She will be missed!

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Evelyne died on October 15, 2009 after battling Ovarian Cancer for two and a half years. Her body failed her but her spirit will continue to live within us.

Last updated on: 10/20/2009


Evelyne, I miss you and always will. We’ve lived too far away for years now and over that time I would think about you regularly. That will continue. I’m happy for that. When I start riding again, you’ll definitely be with me as an inspiration. Heck, I won’t have to wait until that happens. You’re always in my heart.

Jennifer Van Hyning – 10/20/2009

Evelyne, I hold your memory in light and love. Your quiet dignity and courage in the face of adversity inspires me to take life as it comes and to make the most of the gifts each day brings. Bless you and know you made a deep impact on those who knew you.

Shelley Smith – 10/21/2009

Dearest Evelyne, beloved friend and sister-in-law, your strenght and your fierce will tried fighting this terribly cancer, and I wish you were still here. I’m happy to have many wonderful memories and you will always be with me in spirit. I miss you.

Kicki Kaufmann – 10/22/2009

Dear Evelyne, I miss you so much. I admire you profoundly & will never forgot your gentle, intelligent ways. Such a lovely person & a lovely smile. Blessing to you & your family.

Phyllis Spragge – 10/26/2009

Way to go on this essay, hleped a ton.

Tallin Tallin – 12/20/2011