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

Margaret Hinkle Thoma

Personal Description:


To my mother. On 11 June 2008 my mother entered Life Triumphant, a victim of ovarian cancer. Her fight began on November 20th 2005,49 days after her biyearly gyn exam inwhich she was told nothing was wrong. Unfortunately her gyn physician chose not to follow the established guidelines in women with a family history for ovarian cancer. He did not follow my mother with biyearly CA-125 levels or perform ultrasonographic exams. When confronted, after my mother’s diagnosis,he stated that insurance wouldn’t pay for it therefore he didn’t offer it to my mother. It’s a sad tale that too many women have told. May all of us who no longer have a love one with them due to ovarian cancer fight this disease. If every woman 18 years and older gave $2.00/ year ( a dollar for each ovary) to fight this WOMEN’S only CANCER this cancer would be “DEAD in its tracks”. The mantra for ovarian cancer should be: Women $2.00 fight Ovarian Cancer.
I love you Mama and I will carry on the fight.

Last updated on: 08/25/2008


I just lost my mother this past weekend to OC after just 6 short months, and I am devistated. I would love it if you would contact me at aj1194@yahoo.com. There has to be something done about this disease. Please contact me.


Jamie Bohrer – 06/28/2008

Sorry – I realized after I posted that Beth was your mother’s name not yours. Anyway, feel free to contact me.

Jamie Bohrer – 06/28/2008

That?s more than sesnilbe! That?s a great post!

Xadrian Xadrian – 06/02/2011

Hey, you’re the goto epexrt. Thanks for hanging out here.

Rain Rain – 08/23/2011

, the largest cleglahe you will face is the time that a nursing program demands regardless of the degree program you choose. Nursing programs are very consuming of all your time which definately takes its toll on a family. On the first day of my nursing classes, the instructor asked for a hand count of who was married and flatly told the students that over half would divorce within a year of completion the program and that 90% of us would gain 20lbs during the program and made us order scrubs 1 size larger than normal. We thought she was nuts but this scholar of 20 years knew what we didn’t. The program is grueling. You don’t even have time for your own health much less your family and I did gain 20lbs and the majority of those married did seperate or divorce.But . nursing is one of the most rewarding careers you can imagine. It’s hard .. a lot of days you feel like a drug pusher or a waitress but those moments when a patient grabs your hand and looks at you with sincerity and tells you how much they appreciate you well, that makes all those bed pans you emptied, vomit you cleaned off the floor and out of your hair, and all the days you said you’d never come back to work WORTH it. It is amazing to feel like you made a difference.Best wishes on your career choice.

Zediks Zediks – 03/29/2012