2020 Distinguished Advocacy Award Recipient
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
(Audra Moran, President & Chief Executive Officer)
New York, New York USA
For dedicated service to advocate and research communities, as the largest global, non-government funder of ovarian cancer research, having raised over $100 million for research/services and developed and conducted extensive advocacy programs including Survivors Teaching Students® through which ovarian cancer survivors and family members have trained/reached nearly 100,000 medical and other health professions students
About the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA)—under the leadership of Audra Moran, its president and chief executive officer—is the leading organization in the world fighting ovarian cancer on all fronts, including in the laboratory and on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and through innovative programs to support survivors and their families. As the largest global, non-government funder of ovarian cancer research, OCRA has invested more than $100 million in research since 1998.
OCRA’s ongoing commitment to the most promising scientific research is funding discoveries, creating new treatments, and hastening desperately needed breakthroughs. Every year, OCRA gives grants to scientists around the world who are working on the frontlines of the latest in medical research.
In the United States, OCRA is the voice for the ovarian cancer community, working with legislators to secure federal funding for ovarian cancer research and education programs while protecting access to high-quality care. OCRA also works to promote regulatory reforms that improve therapeutic and diagnostic approval processes while ensuring patient safety.
OCRA’s wide range of patient programs—from its Woman to Woman (W2W) peer mentorship program to its weekly online support groups to its National Conference—help women navigate their diagnosis and support patients and their families when and where they need it most. Additionally, the organization educates more than 11,000 future health care providers every year through Survivors Teaching Students® (STS), which brings survivors into the classroom with medical and nursing students to share their stories of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
Please visit ocrahope.org to learn more about OCRA and its programs, services, and accomplishments.