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

Kathleen Hardy-Gray

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She was a mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. August 4, 1958-December 31, 2003

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There are not words to describe how much she was loved. My mother got sick the day after Thanksgiving in 2002 and was diagnosed a few days later. She fought the disease and went into remission in May of 2003. In August of 2003 the cancer had came back, this time it was also attacking her liver. She fought everyday to beat it. She never wanted to know if she only had a certain amount of time here with us. She cherished everyday she had. Unfortunately, my mother lost her fight on New Years Eve 2003. She hung on through her favorite holiday of Christmas. She told me one time she wished she could see what her grand babies were going to look like when they were 18. I believe she will see because I know she is with us. Miss and Love you everyday.

Last updated on: 11/25/2008


Kathy was a wonderful woman and I will never forget her. She was like a mother to me. Her daughter, Mandi, is my best friend, and I enjoyed spending so much time with Kathy. I feel privileged to have had her in my life. She will never be forgotten and I love that Mandi and I can look back and smile about all the good times we had with her mom. I can’t imagine loosing your mother and a great one like Kathy at that. Msndi has been so strong through the tough times, and I know its because Kathy is there, watching over all of us. We love you Kathy!

Julie Fravel – 11/25/2008

Great thinking! That rellay breaks the mold!

Dweezil Dweezil – 07/14/2011