For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance OCRA. As you may know I began my battle again ovarian cancer in September 2019, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me and fund research to help me and other women win against this disease. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I’ve included information about Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance OCRA below.

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) is the largest non-government funder of ovarian cancer research and has funded over $85 million in cancer research since 1998. OCRA fights ovarian cancer from all fronts, including in the lab and on Capitol Hill, and through innovative programs to support survivors and their families.

Below are some facts about ovarian cancer that I’ve learned over the last few months:

Only 15% of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed in the early stages because there is no preventive screening. OCRA has already awarded $6.6 million in research grants this year! Your donations will help the fight to end ovarian cancer 👏🏻

I’ve chosen to use this Facebook fundraising app because I find it easy to use and I love that they do not take a fee. If you don’t use Facebook, OCRA accepts donations directly. If you do donate on their site, please let me know so I can thank you!

Less than half of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer see 5 birthdays after their initial diagnosis. Your donations to OCRA will help fund research to change that! Let’s find more treatment options and end ovarian cancer!

Update: We raised $10,000!

Thank you so much to all of my amazing donors that helped me reach over $10,000 for my Facebook birthday fundraiser. Over 200 people donated in just 15 days. I am truly amazed and incredibly grateful. Funding for research is the only way that we will improve survival rates for rare cancers like low-grade ovarian. If you missed my fundraiser but would still like to make a donation, check out Cure Our Ovarian Cancer. This organization was started in 2017 by a young woman in New Zealand. Her goal is to raise $100,000 in the United States for low-grade ovarian cancer research. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, my hospital, has partnered with her on this campaign.

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