If there’s one thing that working toward an end to ovarian cancer has taught us, it’s that life is precious. We value the life of every person in our ovarian cancer community, and celebrate its diversity and strength. But today we stand in solidarity with our ovarian cancer community–and communities all over this country–in saying Black lives matter.
Health disparities resulting from structural racism disproportionately impact Black women, who are less likely to receive top-quality care, and are more likely to die from ovarian cancer than their white counterparts. This is unacceptable.
As OCRA pursues its mission of ending ovarian cancer through medical research and supporting all people impacted by the disease, we are committed to directly confronting racism and its effects. We will continue to promote policies that increase health access and equity. We also commit to learning from, listening to, and amplifying the Black voices in our community.
We hope you’ll join us in our shared fights.