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

Joan Barton

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This tribute is in loving memory of Joan Barton who passed away on August 5, 2009. Joan was a strong and vibrant woman who battled ovarian cancer for the past seven years. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Joe Barton,her children Sharon and her husband Stuart, Steven and his wife Alyssa, and Stuart, and her five grandchildren Joshua, Jessica, Maia, Ariana and Tea.

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Joan’s bright smile was a window into her warm and inspiring personality which touched everyone around her. She focused not on her disease but on her family, friends and her Judaism which gave her the strength and courage to not only persevere, but to celebrate life! Joan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who always put others before herself. She will be greatly missed and will live on in our hearts forever.

Last updated on: 08/11/2009


We will miss Joan’s wonderful smile and great sense of humor. She was a great friend to everyone and we will miss her so much. Our love to the family and wish them strength to get through this most difficult time. All our love, Toni & Joel

Toni & Joel Adler – 08/11/2009

Loved your mama/wife!
Will always think of her in a special way!
Joy Hoffmann and family

joy hoffmann – 08/16/2009

We will miss our dear friend and all the years of special times we spent together. Our deepest love and sympathy to all the family, jane and George

Jane and George Wise – 08/18/2009

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