Category Archives: Partner Member Profiles

Partner Member Profile: Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego

Ovarian cancer survivor Peg Ford first heard about our Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives® (STS) program while searching for a support group in her hometown of San Diego, California. … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

Michele Robinson came up with the idea for her cancer support group, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” during her first chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer in November 2004. “I was looking … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: The Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the nation’s preeminent hospitals for cancer care. Located in Houston, Texas, MD Anderson’s Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program was … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Bright Pink

Lindsay Avner founded Bright Pink in 2007, shortly after she learned that she carried a mutation in the BRCA gene. Just 22 years old when she was tested, Lindsay realized … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance

When Pam Dahlmann’s mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2009—40 years after her own mother passed away from the disease—both women quickly learned that there were no ovarian cancer … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation

As an avid outdoorswoman and an ovarian cancer survivor, Sean Patrick saw connections between both sides of her life. She once said: “The skills women learn in climbing—problem solving, risk … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Ovarcome Non-Profit Inc.

One of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s newest Partner Members, Ovarcome Non-Profit Inc., has made great strides in its first year. Founder and President Runsi Sen was inspired by her … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Teal Toes

Carey Fitzmaurice first painted her toes teal in 2007 as a way to wear the awareness color at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s Annual Conference. “I didn’t own as much … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition

In early September, the skies over Arkansas will fill with butterflies and balloons to mark the start of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. “It’s a way to kick off the … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: CancerDancer

CancerDancer uses an innovative technique to raise awareness of ovarian cancer: dance. “We wanted our website to be memorable,” recalls founder and ovarian cancer survivor Esther Windmueller. The organization encourages … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: The Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini

Like many Partner Members of the Alliance, the Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini was founded in memory of a particular woman with ovarian cancer. What sets Robin apart is … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Ovarian Cancer Together

In November 2006, Kay Kerbyson was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A young mother of twins, Kay lived with her family in the small town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. She … Continue reading 

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