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!


Host a Holiday Hope Party


‘Tis The Season…to HOPE! Holidays are the perfect time to celebrate the things and people who mean the most to us. This year, we invite you to celebrate hope for a cure, with a Holiday HOPE Party. By hosting your own festive teal event, you’ll not only spread holiday cheer, but will help OCRFA to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.

Follow this simple, 5-step recipe to turn your seasonal soirée into a Holiday HOPE Party!


*Submit your Holiday HOPE Party application to Special Events Manager, Kelsey Coomber, by email at kcoomber@ocrfa.org, or by fax to 212-947-5652.

*Once we receive your application, we’ll send you a package of OCRFA goodies sure to make any party a success. To ensure adequate time for delivery, please submit your application at least one week prior to your event.

*Create a Holiday HOPE Party webpage, for an easy way to provide details of your event and collect donations from friends and family online.


*Invite guests with an Evite or Facebook event, and tag OCRFA in your behind-the-scenes pics and updates to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

*Instead of bringing dessert, wine or a gift, ask that each guest make a donation to OCRFA in honor of your efforts.


*Ask your guests to wear teal attire. Warm up with hats, scarves, or gloves in the color of ovarian cancer awareness, or send a message loud and clear with your favorite teal earrings.

*Decorate for the occasion. Accent your table with teal tablecloths, napkins, plates and candles, tie teal ribbon around the stems of your guests’ glasses, or create a floral Hope centerpiece.

*Don’t forget to visit the OCRFA online shop for your event needs, such as the Karp-Foley Band “Live for Hope CD, California Blooms Teal Ribbon Bouquet and OCRFA “Change the Future” wristbands. Not only will you be making a purchase to benefit ovarian cancer research but your purchases will help bring your party to life!


*Share with all of your guests your reason for holding a Holiday HOPE Party, and what makes the cause important to you.

*Send each guest on their way with some of OCRFA’s informational materials.


*Share your party pics with OCRFA for a chance to be highlighted in our “In the Know” e-newsletter.

*Tell us how it went! Email us your Holiday HOPE experience feedback, suggestions and ideas for next year. They may even make their way into OCRFA’s Holiday HOPE Party Guide.

*Send in your donations to OCRFA with a notation of “Holiday HOPE Party” using the provided envelopes, and help us come one step closer to finding a cure for ovarian cancer!

Voilá! All the ingredients for your first Holiday HOPE Party. We hope you enjoy…don’t forget to let us know how it turns out!

Teal-Cupcakes-Carlos-Bake-ShopPhoto courtesy of Carlo’s Bakery