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

Ruby Ferrington

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To my loving mother from whom I learned all that I know. How to love with all your heart…how to live a beautiful life….

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Ruby was a mother first. A true example of love personified! I miss her everyday! I wish my children could have know the woman that she was. We will meet again someday. I will see that beautiful face! 21 years and I can still hear her voice. I could only wish for everyone in the world to have a mother like I did. 23 years with her was a wonderful thing.

Last updated on: 02/09/2012



Em, this reatnsoes with anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis. Survivors guilt: I battle it daily. Why did my one of my most georgeous, vibrant, ALIVE friends die at age 37 from breast cancer? Leaving 3 children and a reeling family behind. Why did I get a mammogram for no reasons other than paranoia the day after we buried her? To find out I was already stage II?It makes me wonder every day, what prompted those actions and reactions. None of the other girls who knew her went for a mammogram. And gee, none of them seem to have cancer either. So, I have to chalk it up to those fucked up random things in life. The avalanche effect of how I got my ass saved at 38 yrs old. It happens a million times a day, from not getting slammed by a bus or hit by a falling brick in NYC. One little action setting off many chain reactions.We are alive, we are here for a reason, and hell yeah, I intend to make the best of every damn breath I have left just as you are.I’m so glad I met you!jen a.k.aCeasar

Zeynep Zeynep – 02/28/2012