ovations for the cure of ovarian cancer—who we are
Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the research initiatives, patient wellness programs and awareness of ovarian cancer. We support this by proliferating broad-spectrum awareness of the risk factors and subtle warning signs of ovarian cancer and through the continued support of new and ongoing ovarian cancer research and treatment initiatives.
Ovations was founded in April of 2006 by Patricia Franchi Flaherty, who lived with the disease for nine years and whose well-honed business acumen enabled her to launch her life-saving organization at full throttle. Ovations has raised over $1.4 million for ovarian cancer research in just over four years.
At its inception, the organization dedicated proceeds to the Madeline Franchi Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, in honor of Mrs. Franchi Flaherty’s mother, Madeline Franchi, who died of the disease in 1974. The organization’s aggressive and successful fundraising efforts have enabled it to expand rapidly, spreading its valuable funding across the nation and its urgent message to a record number of women in the U.S.
From the start, Ovations has distinguished itself from other ovarian cancer organizations in three distinct ways. First, Ovations provides continued support of new and ongoing ovarian cancer research and treatment initiatives. Second, the organization coordinates various programs to give hope and comfort to those currently battling ovarian cancer. And third, it plays an active role in proliferating broad-spectrum ovarian cancer awareness and education.
Contributions brought in through the Ovations website, fundraising events and donor grants are directed to research, education and patient treatment at institutions such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, University of Pennsylvania, and City of Hope Cancer Center in Los Angeles. It is only with the help of individuals, friends, business associates, neighbors and companies like yours that Ovations can continue making a significant difference in the lives of thousands of women nationwide.
Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer is proud to provide critical information and resources not previously available to women facing ovarian cancer through patient education brochures, symposiums and patient wellness programs. The organization is structured in such a way that charitable donations of all sizes can be put to dynamic use. Thanks to the contributions we receive, we are not only creating awareness of ovarian cancer, but we are also actively helping to improve the science that will even the odds for all women.