The Overview: February 2021

We have great hope for the year ahead, and much of that is buoyed by what we accomplished, with your help, in 2020. A quick look back at the numbers…

  • 778 unique calls to our help line
  • 689 people participated in our newly launched Staying Connected online support group series
  • Over 700 attendees (more than double from the previous year!) from across the US and around the world attended our virtual Ovarian Cancer National Conference
  • In a single day, 65 Advocate Leaders and supporters from 34 states and D.C., made their voices heard in 125 meetings with elected officials on Capitol Hill
  • 64,811 members in our Inspire online community
  • $6.6 million invested in groundbreaking research
  • 23,445 gifts were received in support of OCRA’s mission and the ovarian cancer community
  • Around 900 Survivors Teaching Students volunteers spoke to 11,450 rising medical professionals
  • 42 Woman to Woman mentors supported patients around the country

Thank you for everything you have done to make this happen. We hope you enjoy reading about what lies ahead.


Research OCRA
  • OCRA-funded researcher Anil K. Sood, M.D., along with colleagues, identified potential biomarkers in subgroups of high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC). Read more to discover how these biomarkers can help doctors detect and monitor diseases, as well as monitor how well diseases are responding to treatments >>


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Support OCRA
  • Is someone you love dealing with ovarian cancer? Do you wish you could talk to other friends and family members of patients, who can understand what you’re going through? OCRA has a new virtual support group just for you, which meets every other Friday at 1pm ET. Learn more or register for the Staying Connected Support Series.
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  • Join us in The ‘23 for Hope’ Challenge to raise awareness and support for the ovarian cancer community: do 23 minutes of fitness — walking, yoga, dance, biking, swimming, hula hoop, the possibilities are endless! — pledge $23 in support, and then challenge 23 of your friends and family to do the same. It’s really that simple. Learn more about this 23-day challenge kicking off on (when else?) Feb 23rd >>
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