April Newsletter

Faces of Ovarian Cancer

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance continues to develop projects to increase awareness about ovarian cancer. Check out our new video to hear real stories, from real women that have been affected by the disease.

Watch the video.

From the Policy Department

Ovarian Cancer Advocates Triumph in the House
Advocates from across the nation have been emailing and calling their Representatives requesting their signature on two letters: 1) a letter expressing support for increased funding for the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (DoD OCRP), and 2) a letter expressing support for increased funding for gynecologic awareness programs through Johanna’s Law.

As a result, 86 Representatives signed on in support of the DoD OCRP letter. Click here to view the final list of Representatives who signed this letter. A copy of the letter with signatures is also available. Send your Representative a thank you note.

Additionally, 46 Representatives signed the Johanna’s Law letter (up from 35 Respresentatives who signed last year). Click here to view the final list of Representatives who signed this letter. Send your Representative a thank you note.

Many thanks to all the advocates nationwide who took the time to write their Representatives.

Action Alert
Now your Senators need to hear from you! Take three minutes and ask the Senate to support ovarian cancer research. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is working to secure support in the Senate for the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (DoD OCRP). Take action today by asking your Senator to sign a letter requesting $30 million in Fiscal Year 2010 to support this critical research program.

What’s New?

Our 2010 Video Shoot
Last week, seven amazing and inspiringovarian cancer survivors traveled to the Tristar Studios in Fairfield, New Jersey. These women and their famlies shared their stories and messages of hope in an effort to develop new web videos and public service announcements.

Visit our blog to check out the behind-the-scenes footage.

Our New Shopping Mall
Turn Everyday Shopping Into Everyday Giving!
http://shop.ovariancancer.org/shop is a unique online shopping mall where you can shop for the things you would normally buy, from the brands you would normally choose, and at the prices you would normally pay. Here’s the best part – when you shop through this site, you’re also helping Ovarian Cancer National Alliance benefit from all your purchases.

Some retailers include Macy’s, Target, eBay, Amazon, 1-800 Flowers, Nordstrom, Expedia, Barnes & Noble and Banana Republic, just to name a few.

What do you need to do?
1. Visit http://shop.ovariancancer.org/shop
2. Download the EZ Shopper App (takes less than 2 minutes)
3. Shop away!

Power is Teal Conference Highlight

This is the year to attend the 13th Annual Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Power is Teal Conference! Join us as we celebrate successes, double our efforts to continue progress and honor the lives we love. Each month, we will shed some light on a special activity set for this year’s Conference. This month, we are highlighting the Newcomers Gathering. This session gives newcomers a chance to meet others who are attending the Conference for the first time. Many attendess come to share stories from women across the county and make a lifetime of friendships.

For more information about this year’s Conference, visit www.ovariancancer.org/conference/2010.

Upcoming Events
Junior Committee Gala
April 14, 2010
New York City, New York
For tickets, click here.

2010 EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women
May 1, 2010
New York City, New York
Register today at www.ovariancancer.org/revlonrun

13th Annual Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Power is Teal Conference
July 10-13, 2010
Washington, DC
Registration is Now Open!!
www.ovariancancer.org/conference/2010

Wear TEAL Day!
Friday, September 3, 2010
*first Friday in September

Trivia
When was the first Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Conference?
Hint: The answer is in this issue. Historical photo also included below.

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