Tag: OCRA Hero

Making Government Work for People … Especially the Ovarian Cancer Community

US Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is the Chair and founder of the Congressional Ovarian Cancer Caucus. Established in 2015, the Caucus set out to raise awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms and support for research…

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OCRA Heroes Boston Zumba Class

It’s time to work out and work toward ovarian cancer cures! Follow along as certified Zumba instructor and OCRA supporter Samantha Schreiber leads you through a high-energy, fun, and impactful session, all to benefit ovarian cancer research…

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Helping Women Reclaim Their Sexuality and Happiness | OCRA Heroes

“I’ve got to work on my elevator pitch.”  Sarah Belzer is the president of Coconu, a personal care brand based in Salt Lake City, and she’ll be the first to laugh at the fact that she’s “in the lube business…

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Building Networks, Paying it Forward | OCRA Heroes

Andrew Berger sure knows how to throw a birthday party. And yet, birthdays were never a big deal for Andrew. He always saw it as just an excuse to gather his friends together in celebration…

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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 Heroes

“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 Heroes

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 Heroes

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 Heroes

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 Heroes

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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