Tag: OCRA Hero

Gaming for an Ovarian Cancer Cure | OCRA Hero

You can call him Panda. Tamborine Panda. Tamborine Panda is the gamer tag John Donzelli created back when he was in college and the first X Box system came out…

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Celebrating Real-Life Heroes for National Superhero Day

National Superhero Day may bring to mind fictional characters swooping in to the save the day with feats of strength, but here at Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, we celebrate the real-life OCRA Heroes who are doing their part to save lives in our…

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Keeping Memories Alive in the Search for a Cure | OCRA Hero

“What do I want my legacy to be? How do I want to be remembered? What do I want to leave behind?” These are not the typical questions a marathon-running man in his early 30’s might ponder…

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Paying it Forward While Paying Homage to Madeline Kahn | OCRA Heroes

Most people who dedicate their lives to raising awareness about ovarian cancer, or who dedicate a gift-giving occasion to raise funds for research, have a personal connection to the disease…

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At Your Own Pace, In Your Own Space: How to Be a Hero in a Pandemic

“I don’t think of myself as a hero,” said Amy Hollub, ovarian cancer survivor who—along with the help of her family, close friends, and an advisory board—spearheaded a fundraising event in Miami. “It’s my whole community…

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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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