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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

Margery Swarts

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Margery lost her courageous 4 year battle with Ovarian Cancer on May 16, 2012.

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Margery was, above everything else, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was married for 47 years to her husband Chris. Margery was a proud mother and grandmother to her 7 children and 12 grandchildren. She was a selfless, caring, and kind person. She loved animals, flowers, and spending time on the lake with her family. Margery worked as a Teacher’s Aide for many years with children with various disabilities.

Last updated on: 06/06/2012


I love you mom. I miss you so much….I still can’t believe that you are no longer here.

Heather Webster – 06/06/2012

I miss you every day.

Sam Letendre – 06/07/2012

We had Miles’ 4th birthday party today….i wish you were here too enjoy it. We missed you so much!

Heather Webster – 06/11/2012

The contents of the dncmueotary are a bit deceiving, in that it is incomplete. Sally went through a stage where she was focused primarily on building the school. At the same time, family members were coping with the loss of Peter in their own way. As the film is incomplete, we were unable to present the entirely of the family’s experience. What you saw is a bit one sided. Our intention in choosing one side to depict was that it cut against the grain of an audience’s expectation.The work you saw was we as filmmakers scrambling to assemble some sort of cohesive narrative to present in local film festivals so that Sally could see some of the dncmueotary before she left us.You heard Don speak. If ever there were an equal partner, it would be Don. Together they were a beautiful, complimentary team. Sally would be the first to say that this was not a one woman show.Wish I could have attended to better explain the dncmueotary. Now that the 10 year anniversary has passed, we are beginning final editing. We wanted to include images of Don leaving some of Sally’s ashes in Afghanistan. A gesture of her commitment, even in death.

Nivaldo Nivaldo – 06/22/2012

Ooh!! Great piece, Jen! =) I’ve always woeerdnd how else I could use Google Alerts! Right now, I only have them set for my name and for Huancayo. I especially love the idea of tracking news surrounding a certain event. There are definitely some soccer games here in Peru that I want to be on top of, so I can buy tickets first! =) Hehe!Thanks for this awesome post, Jen!! =)

Kaiky Kaiky – 07/27/2012

I’ve been using them (and one other) for some time now. They seem to have tapered off in cpeeletmnoss- but, I’m wondering if this is part of their selective listing they are now doing when you search on Google. They want to satisfy you- and not provide all the information. One can only hope that the alert returns to its zenith

Gerald Gerald – 07/28/2012