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 will not only spread holiday cheer, but you will also help OCRF 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 OCRF Associate Director, Events and Donor Relations, Melissa Chemick, by email at or by fax to 212-947-5652.

*Once we receive your application, we will send you a package of OCRF goodies that are sure to make any party a success! To ensure adequate time for us to ship your goodies, please submit your application at least 5 days prior to your event.


*Invite as many or as few guests as you like! Send an Evite, post your event on Facebook and tag OCRF, tweet about your party preparation, and encourage others to attend or to hold their own Holiday HOPE parties.

*Instead of bringing dessert, wine or a gift, ask that each guest make a donation to OCRF 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. Create a Hope centerpiece by placing large teal ornaments in a vase. Tie teal ribbon around the stems of glasses and rolled up dinner napkins. Make holiday table confetti by cutting snowflakes and stars out of teal construction paper.

*Whether you are strictly serving cocktails or providing guests with a 5-course meal, don’t be afraid to spice things up with some teal food coloring!

*Don’t forget to visit the OCRF online shop for your event needs such as Darms Lanes wine, California Blooms Teal Ribbon Bouquet and OCRF “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.

*Place one ovarian cancer fact at each table setting and ask guests to read them aloud to the group. To make for an even more interactive experience, turn the facts into questions with fill in the blank, true/false or multiple choice answers. Keep scores of the guest’s responses and award a prize to the winner!

*Send each guest on their way with some of OCRF’s informational materials (found in your goodies!)


*Capture your Holiday HOPE party moments by taking photos or videos! Share your party photos and videos with OCRF 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 OCRF’s Holiday HOPE Party Guide.

*Collect and Mail! Send in your donations to OCRF 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!