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

Nancy Martell

Personal Description:


After a long battle with Ovarian Cancer my best friend and loving wife became an angle on March 20 2010. I am so happy that god allowed me to be a part of her life. I am not mad that he took her away but am happy to know that we will be together again when it is my time to go home.

Last updated on: 04/13/2010


I am so very sorry.

Michelle Goetzinger Borda – 04/14/2010

There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of Nancy and say a little prayer for her. Miss her

Diane Martell-Rafferty – 04/22/2010

It brings me to tears to see all these beautiful women, taken far too early, from this insidious disease. I think of my mom each day. She was taken way too soon…as was Nancy.

Michelle Borda – 04/29/2010

Thank you Michelle. Just to let you know, I am working with OCRF of Upstate NY to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness. The main group is Hope for Heather. So far, I have had one main event that Nancy attended before her passing that raised over $6500.00. My next event will be later this summer and I will be working with Hope for Heather and SWIM, Syracuse Women In Music. Both org’s can be found on facebook and at Hopeforheather.org. I have a 23 year old daughter that is next in line unless we come up with some type of cure. I think of Nancy every day and wonder if this is real or a dream. Just wish I would wake up…

Don Martell – 05/01/2010

Well in two weeks it will be one year. Nancy, Lynie and I miss you and we think about and talk to you every day. We love you.

Don Martell – 03/07/2011

Way to go on this essay, heepld a ton.

Cheyenne Cheyenne – 07/14/2011