The Overview: March 2024

OCRA’s Advocates Push for Critical Legislative Action at Spring Advocacy Day

More than 140 advocates, representing 37 states and 107 congressional districts, met virtually with nearly 180 congressional offices last week to request increased federal funding around vital ovarian and related gynecologic cancer programs. 

Chad Ramsey, OCRA’s Vice President of Policy, takes you behind the scenes with a breakdown of our legislative asks, plus an early look at our Advocacy Day gains, in an informative OCRA’s Advocate’s Corner.  

It’s not too late to urge your Members of Congress to support ovarian and related gynecologic cancer programs — share our letter today.

Photo: Susan Leighton stands at podium with banner reading The Power of Shared Purpose: Transforming Gynecologic Cancer Care
Susan Leighton, National Director of OCRA’s Survivors Teaching Students program

OCRA’s Impact Presented at Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

OCRA shared the impact of our Survivors Teaching Students (STS) program, including findings that healthcare students’ knowledge of ovarian cancer increased from 19% to 39% following program participation, at SGO’s annual meeting of worldwide experts in gynecologic oncology.

OCRA’s Collaborative & AI Studies

OCRA’s newest multi-investigator studies, including a partnership grant through Microsoft AI for Health, are harnessing cutting-edge technology to find solutions for individuals facing ovarian and related gynecologic cancers.

OCRA’s Ovarian Fitness & Facebook Challenge Fundraisers

Registration is open for upcoming Ovarian Fitness fundraisers in MassapequaOrlando, and Rio Grande Valley, and for our 60-Mile Walk/Run Facebook Challenge taking place in April. Every dollar brings us closer to a cure.

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