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

Frances Ruiz

Personal Description:


This is for my Mama…who fought so bravely against this horrible disease, and for the children that become the caregivers during the final stages of this cancer. I miss you and I would do it all over again for you!! Love you more than you love me

Last updated on: 10/13/2008


Knocked my socks off with knowdlgee!

Jaylynn Jaylynn – 07/14/2011

I was saddened to hear of Frances’ paisnsg. I attended high school with Frannie where I had the opportunity to hear her beautiful voice in the early years. Many years later, while Stage Managing at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, it was serendipity that I overheard our Artistic Director say that he was directing La Traviata at the Connecticut Opera and that Frances Ginsberg would be having a costume fitting in our costume shop. I had a wonderful reunion as we relived our times together at Ladue High School where she performed in Camelot and Mame. Great fun and great memories. Her talent was present in her early years and grew to be extraordinary. I am sorry to hear of her paisnsg but will forever hear her music in my heart.

Benedicta Benedicta – 09/03/2012