Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network

The mission of the Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network, Inc., is to advocate for research for the early detection, treatment, and cure of ovarian cancer. We promote ovarian cancer education in our communities and provide a network of resources and support for women and their families.

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Address: PO Box 160323
Sacramento, CA 95816
County or Parish: Sacramento
Executive Director: Gina Dayton
Contact Email: info@ocern.org
Primary Phone: 916-800-2012
Website: http://www.ocern.org
The Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network, Inc. (OCERN) was formed in 2012 by a group of dedicated volunteers with a personal connection to ovarian cancer. Our organization strives to fulfill our mission by disseminating education materials at community events and health fairs, maintaining an active speakers bureau that focuses on community, professional and academic presentations, organize an annual run/walk fundraiser, collaborate with a medical advisory board, and conduct media campaigns to highlight September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.
Sponsors/Donations for our annual Let's ROC! Run for Ovarian Cancer. We are seeking sponsors to provide financial or in-kind contributions to offset the costs of the event as listed below: Our top needs: 1. Funding: Unrestricted - $35,000 - Race supplies, fees, printing of marketing materials, t-shirts for event participants and volunteers, participant awards, portable toilets, etc. 2. Technology - $10,000 - Website design, development, and donation software. 3. Funding: Program - $50,000 - Research Grant Funding: We are seeking additional funding to increase the dollar amount and number of recipients of our research grants. 4. Funding: Program - $10,000 - Professional assistance with the development and facilitation of supportive services for newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients and survivors. 5. Volunteers - Assist in the design and creation of educational materials (e.g., graphic designer, photographer, and videographer).
"Ovarian cancer is an especially daunting enemy - known for its vague and difficult to diagnose symptoms, it strikes more than 20,000 women annually. According to the American Cancer Society, it accounts for 5% of cancer deaths among women, causing more deaths than any other gynecologic cancer. Unlike breast and cervical cancer, there is no reliable early detection test for ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, an estimated 14,000 women will die of ovarian cancer this year because most cases are not diagnosed until the cancer has reached an advanced stage. But, when ovarian cancer is diagnosed early, there is a 92% survival rate. We are a young, volunteer organization that is personally committed to educating the community about the importance of early detection and the need for greater ovarian cancer research. As survivors of this disease and daughters who have lost those most dear to us (our mothers), it is our hope that with your support we can work together to identify better treatment options, a diagnostic test, and one day, a cure for ovarian cancer."

Gina Dayton
MPA Executive Director
Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network
-- Gina Dayton, Executive Director