Founded in 1994, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) awards grants to researchers working to better understand, identify, treat, and ultimately cure ovarian cancer. OCRF is the oldest and largest U.S. charity funding ovarian cancer research–only two government organizations, National Cancer Institute and Department of Defense, award more. Without sufficient grant support, researchers might otherwise turn their attention to other, better funded diseases. OCRF funding effectively enhances the breadth of the research enterprise in this nation directed specifically to ovarian cancer research.
OCRF has invested over $65 million in ovarian cancer research with 237 grants to top scientists at nearly 70 leading medical centers. Eighty-six percent (86%) of every dollar spent directly supports OCRF’s programs. OCRF grantees are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk; determining the underlying molecular biology; identifying new and better treatment targets; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it. And all OCRF research grants are approved by our world-class Scientific Advisory Committeecomprised of leaders in the field, thus ensuring the highest caliber of selections.
In 2012, OCRF launched a national support program, Woman to Woman, for women undergoing treatment for gynecologic cancer. This unique program, originally founded at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, pairs women who have undergone treatment with women who are currently going through it. With the support of our longtime partner, QVC, sites have been established at 16 medical institutions.
With your support, OCRF continues to take the lead in funding the best and most promising ovarian cancer research in our quest to end this terrible disease.
Over 2,000 people attend each Super Saturday–guests include supporters and their families, designers, celebrities,editors, media, and fashion lovers.
The NY event is hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan, and sponsored by QVC, while the LA event is hosted by Rachel Zoe & Rodger Berman and Molly Sims & Scott Stuber.
WHAT: OCRF’s Super Saturday is a daylong shopping event that brings top luxury name brands in high fashion, accessories, beauty, children’s , and home goods at 30-50% off retail to guests with a passion for fashion, charity, and bargains. Previous participants in the sale include Theory, Alice + Olivia, Helmut Lang, rag&bone, Vilebrequin, mBaby, Vince, Diane von Furstenberg, Versace, and many more!
Need a break from amazing shopping? Your ticket also gives you access to all the action at the event! So grab a bite and a drink, enjoy fun activities with the kids, or pamper yourself at one of our luxury experience tents.
WHERE AND WHEN:
|2nd Annual OCRF’s Super Saturday LA
May 16, 2015
The Barker Hangar
Santa Monica, CA
11:00 Exclusive VIP Preview Shopping
|18th Annual OCRF’s Super Saturday NY
July 25, 2015
Nova’s Ark Project
Water Mill, NY
12:00 Exclusive VIP Preview Shopping
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the largest and oldest U.S. charity funding research on ovarian cancer. All of the proceeds from sales of merchandise, tickets and tables go toward funding OCRF’s programs, including vital ovarian cancer research by the nation’s top scientists as they seek to end this terrible disease.
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Joining us as a designer or by donating product for our world-famous gift bag
Ticket and tables purchases
Volunteering for Super Saturday