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

Lizzie Mae Davidson

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I dedicate this story to all the daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers who have faced losing a loved one to ovarian cancer.

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Our Mom was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer (advanced stage) May 1994 at the age of 59. She passed 3 months later. Like most women she had symptoms but was not aware it could have been related to ovarian cancer. She opted not to have surgery or chemotherapy,but did have a colostomy as palliative surgery. She never complained of pain and had a humble spirit until she went to her heavenly home August 7, 1994.

Also known as “Liz” to her family and friends she completed an LPN program in Cleveland, Ohio and worked in Huntsville, Al. She had aspirations to further her education and completed 3 years toward a nursing degree. She lacked 1 year of completing the degree due to raising her 3 daughters.

My Mom believed in God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy spirit and went with her children to children to church and Sunday School.

My Mom believed in education and supported her children in obtaining their education.

My Mom also believed in Family and spent time with local family and visited distant relatives when she could.

It has been 18 years since her passing and I am thankful my sisters and I can now honor her through supporting the fight to find a cure.

Last updated on: 07/27/2012


I want to thank my God for OCRF Wall of Hope as a way of honoring my Mother, but also in honor of all families that lost a love one through ovarian cancer. We will always love and cherish our Mom and other Moms that lost the fight to ovarian cancer. May God Bless all those who strive to find the cure!

Natalie Harrell – 07/27/2012

Today Marks the 18th year of my Mom’s passing from earth to heaven (as she would have been 77). I remember her and the gift of Salavation that she shared with her daughters and family. Thank you Mom.

Jacqueline Jefferson – 08/07/2012