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

Terry Brodbeck

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Terry Brodbeck, sister, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away the morning of Nov. 21, 2007.

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Terry’s passing is an extraordinary loss for all of us who knew and loved her. She touched so many in a way that few people are able to.

There wasn’t anything that Terry couldn’t do to perfection. She never professed to be an amazing singer or dancer or seamstress or athlete or photographer or friend or daughter or mother. She was all of those things.

Terry was always ready to entertain. Whether it was a party planned in advance or just friends spontaneously showing up, she made everyone feel welcome and loved. Terry wasn’t only beautiful and talented, she was hilariously funny until the end. She made us laugh and feel good inside.

It seems too cliche to say that Terry fought a long, hard battle with cancer, because Terry did everything in her own original way. Less than six months before her diagnosis of ovarian cancer, she ran her first and only marathon in Dublin, Ireland. She would go on to use that same kind of strength and commitment to fight for her life. Ultimately she won almost seven more years, during which time she decided to switch careers and become an esthetician, attending school while undergoing chemotherapy. She also became a grandmother (twice), changed residences (always decorating her home with her usual flair), danced, partied and laughed. She was always ready to get up and go, even as her strength waned. Her determination and conviction never faltered. She gave to everyone until the end. We will miss her terribly.

Last updated on: 05/27/2008


Terri was truly an amazing person, I met her in esthetician school and was blessed by her friendship. She was even there to when my son came into the world. I will really miss her.

Sara Heath – 06/25/2008

Many many quality ptions there.

Brandilyn Brandilyn – 07/14/2011

Hey, you’re the goto expert. Thanks for hnaging out here.

Kerstin Kerstin – 09/02/2012