Research News
Regular Aspirin Use May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk
Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent, according to a study by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The study, which was conducted as part of the OCRF-funded Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium, was published last week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. To read more, click here.  
Study Shows 1 in 5 Women with Ovarian Cancer has Inherited Predisposition
A new study conservatively estimates that one in five women with ovarian cancer has inherited genetic mutations that increase the risk of the disease, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The project is the first large-scale analysis of the combined contributions of inherited and acquired mutations in a major cancer type. To read more, click here.  
Yin Wang, Ph.D.

OCRF Research Finds New Factor in Ovarian Cancer Development
OCRF Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award grantee Yin Wang, Ph.D., led research that found that the activity of a protein plays an important role in ovarian cancer development. The findings were published in Molecular Cancer Research. The grant to Dr. Wang was made possible through the generous support of Phil and Judy Messing, in memory of Carol S. Messing. Click here to read the abstract.
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OCRF Welcomes New Associate Director for Corporate Partnerships
OCRF is pleased to welcome Janis Lee, new Associate Director for Corporate Partnerships, who brings with her extensive advertising and marketing experience from the for-profit sector. Janis is responsible for securing, managing and maintaining cause marketing and brand partnerships that strengthen the image of OCRF, bring in substantial revenue, raise significant awareness, and increase national profile. She will steward existing corporate partnerships, as well as establish new ones.     
In the Teal Spotlight
Reserve Your Bike for Ovarian Cycle Tampa or Atlanta March Rides
March is a big month for OCRF's Ovarian Cycle, with two rides scheduled and bikes filling up fast! On March 8th, SOHO Cycling Studio will host Ovarian Cycle Tampa riders, who will enjoy post-ride refueling from sponsors Ducky's and Yogurtology. Click here to sign up and join them!

And on
March 22nd, Ovarian Cycle Atlanta riders at Midtown Athletic Club, including sports reporter Kristen Ledlow, will come together for a special 10th Anniversary Celebration in the location where the very first Ovarian Cycle ride was held. Optional free training has already begun in Atlanta, and it's not too late to get in on the action! Click here to see a full list of sponsors and sign up for the Atlanta ride today.
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What's in the OCRF Shop for Valentine's Day?
Give a Meaningful Gift to Support Research
Still in search of the perfect gift for Valentine's Day? You're in luck - there's still time to show that special someone how much you care by giving a beautiful gift that supports ovarian cancer research. The limited-edition Teal Buddha Talisman Necklace, created by Jewelry for a Cause, is just the thing for the jewelry lover in your life, and features teal, the color of ovarian cancer awareness, along with the seated Buddha, signifying charity and compassion. Place your order today - and be sure to choose expedited delivery, to ensure receipt by Friday. 100% of each $32 purchase will benefit OCRF.

Or, you can choose to express yourself by making a contribution to OCRF in honor or in memory of a loved one. Include a special message and we'll notify the person of your choice that a donation has been made just in time for Valentine's Day. Click here to make your online donation today. 
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OCRF Team Hope All-Stars
Jennifer Clark, pictured at right
On January 25th, ovarian cancer survivor and longtime supporter Jennifer Clark hosted her much-anticipated 6th Annual Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at Play2 in Chickie's and Pete's in Philadelphia. Guests enjoyed food, refreshments, raffles, and a silent auction, along with a special free-ride offer from Uber. By evening's end, over $14,000 was raised, bringing the total amount donated since the event's inception to an incredible $95,000! Our sincere thanks and congratulations to Jennifer, and all who continue to make this benefit such a wonderful success! 

You can join OCRF Team Hope by creating your very own page or event. Click here to get started, or email Melissa Chemick for more information. You could be our next OCRF Team Hope All-Star!
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Upcoming Events: 

February 23rd - OCRF's Ovarian Cycle Ride to Change the Future® - Birmingham, AL

March 8th - OCRF's Ovarian Cycle Ready. Set. Ride!® - Tampa, FL

March 22nd - OCRF's Ovarian Cycle Ride to Change the Future® - Atlanta, GA

March 29th - Scrapbooking Fundraiser - Emmett, MI

March 30th - Hope for Heather's Breakfast at Tiffany's Fashion Show - Syracuse, NY

April 8th - Rally for Research at SPiN with OCRF's Junior Board - New York, NY

April 12th - EventPower's Power of a Woman Triathlon and 5K - East Meadow, NY

April 13th - OCRF's Ovarian Cycle Ready. Set. Ride!® - Chicago, IL

April 27th - Sheryl Garrett Lapka 5K - Lisle, IL

May 4th - Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund - La Habra, CA

May 17th - Super Saturday Los Angeles - Santa Monica, CA

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