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 Thomas

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Mom, I love you and miss you so much. You fought such a long (21 months) and valiant battle against this nasty disease. We thought you had it beat, but it would not release it’s grip on you, no matter how hard you fought. I wish I could’ve done more to save you, but I will screen myself and your granddaughters and lend my support and fight against this deadly disease.

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THOMAS, Nancy Norman, of Aylett, peacefully departed this life at home with her family by her side on Thursday, January 12, 2012. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 46 years, Claude “Boogie” F. Thomas Jr.; two daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Adams and husband, Rob, of Midlothian, and Deborah “Debby” LaBarr and husband, Brian, of Mechanicsville; four grandchildren, Ashley, Julia, Thornton and John, who she “loved with all her heart”; two brothers and sisters-in-law (who she thought of as her sisters), William “Billy” R. Norman and wife, Sally, of Mechanicsville, and

Stuart P. Norman and wife, Pam, of Yorktown; four nephews, one niece, and several great-nephews and great-nieces. The daughter of Lillian Brown Norman, Nancy was born in Warsaw and has a large extended family in the Northern Neck area. Family and friends were very important to her and she enjoyed spending time with both. During her illness, she received visitors almost every day and the family would like to thank all the dear friends who stopped by to offer their love and words of encouragement. A private remembrance will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers or other tokens, contributions may be made in her memory to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400, New York, NY 10122 or online at www.ocrf.org.

Last updated on: 01/17/2012


As a suivrvor of ovarian cancer myself it is fabulous to see you getting behind this cause! The lack of early detection means 8/10 women die of the disease. Research funds could make a difference. Plus fancy frocks so how can you go wrong? Keep it up.

Vishwanath Vishwanath – 02/28/2012