Tag: OCRA Hero

Behind the Mask | OCRA Heroes

Noel Rademacher, a 44-year-old mother of two and ovarian cancer survivor in Spokane, WA, began wearing a mask at the end of February. She didn’t care what people thought. She just knew it was the decent thing to do…

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Celebrating our OCRA Heroes

Today is National Superheroes Day, and while we realize that many of these “national days” are made up holidays, we can’t let this day go by without acknowledging just a few of the people in our ovarian cancer community who are…

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Raising Critical Funds for Research on a Whim | OCRA Hero

“Eyebrows are sisters, not twins.” This is the best advice Morgan Gaynor received when she was in treatment for ovarian cancer…

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When Fundraising Events Go Virtual

This last Sunday, April 19th, kicked off what had been shaping up to be a promising season of Ovarian Cycle events taking place all over the country…

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Surviving, Thriving, Striving to Make an Impact | OCRA Hero

In the “days BC (before cancer)”, Jess BeCraft was a self-proclaimed DINK (dual income, no kids)…

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Seeing Your Efforts Come Full Circle | OCRA Hero

There’s no ‘right way’ to deal with shock or grief.  The feelings are intense, and reactions to it are personal and varied…

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Writing for Her Life | OCRA Hero

Jane Rubin speaks quickly, with sentences not so much ending but flowing seamlessly into new thoughts and directions. Listening to her talk about her life and her work is like listening to someone try to cram an epic novel into a paragraph…

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Uniting Women in the Search for a Cure | OCRA Hero

If you had to describe Lana Holland in just one word, ‘soothing’ would be the word to use. She’s been a massage therapist for more than a decade, calling forth through her hands her earlier training as a social worker…

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Making Meaning and Memories Through Music | OCRA Hero

Jesse Dunn’s fondest memories are of sitting in front of the wood stove in his family’s Vermont home, wearing a pair of headphones and listening to his parents’ collection of tapes and records…

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