Research News 
Gary Leiserowitz, M.D.
OCRF Research Shows Glycans Can Identify Ovarian Cancer
OCRF-funded research has verified that glycans - sugars attached to proteins - can be used to identify ovarian cancer. OCRF grantee Gary Leiserowitz, M.D., chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at UC Davis, is a senior author on the study, which was published online in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. For more information, please click here.       
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Early this week, OCRF and QVC announced four new Woman to Woman grant recipients: Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI; Tulane Cancer Center, New Orleans, LA; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. These new sites are part of the program's national expansion efforts which launched in 2012 when QVC united with OCRF, for a three-year $1 million commitment to grow the program. Woman to Woman is OCRF's signature patient support program that pairs gynecologic cancer patients with trained and supervised survivor volunteers, who provide one-on-one emotional support and mentoring.

OCRF is now accepting applications from medical institutions for one-year $50,000 Woman to Woman program grants. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2014. Click here for the complete application guidelines. For questions about Woman to Woman, please email Julia Volpin at        
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In the Teal Spotlight
Register to Ride with OCRF's Ovarian Cycle Chicago on April 13th
In just one month, riders in Chicago will hop on indoor bikes at Midtown Athletic Club Bannockburn for the very first Ovarian Cycle Chicago Ready. Set. Ride! Participants can ride as individuals for the full three hours of the event, or can choose to participate as part of a 3-person team, riding for 1 hour each on a shared bike. On the day of the ride, all riders will be entered to win fabulous prizes in a raffle - and those who raise $1,000 or more will have their names entered twice, doubling their chances. 

Click here
to sign up today. For more news and updates, be sure to "like" OCRF's Ovarian Cycle Chicago on Facebook. 
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OCRF Team Hope All-Stars
Team Slayer
Team Slayer Championship Photo
Photo Credit: Jae D. Roh 
On November 8 - 10th, hockey team Slayer, of Westford, Massachusetts, took on opponents in the Shuley Cup charity tournament in support of Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The tournament, which was founded in 2009 by Shuley Nakamura, takes place every year, with participating teams representing a cause of their choice. Ron Swinnich, captain of Team Slayer, chose to support OCRF in honor of a dear friend, Sue Henderson, who passed away in September 2013 from ovarian cancer. Thanks to the generosity of team Slayer and their supporters, $4,315 was donated to OCRF in Sue's memory.
The Pioneers with Michael Skovran, back, and Paige Olson,
to his left 

In February, the women's tennis team at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, held an Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day to raise funds for research and spread the word about ovarian cancer. On the day of the match, the Pioneers wore special ovarian cancer awareness shirts, also selling shirts to their supporters for a donation to OCRF. Through sales of the shirts, the team raised $300 for OCRF, in memory of sophomore Paige Olson's grandmother, Phyllis Skovran, who passed away from ovarian cancer in September. 
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: 

March 19th - Understanding Clinical Trials - Free Educational Webinar

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 24th - Pie a Republican - Ramapo, NJ

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

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

May 12th - 13th Annual Stand Up for Madeline and OCRF - New York, NY

May 16 - 18th - 7th Annual Mother's for Daughters' "Bikers for the Cure" Motorcycle Weekend - West Dover, VT

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

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