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We are so grateful to all our supporters - without you, we could not have achieved all that we have this past year. Thank you for your generosity and commitment in 2012.

And, for all the women affected by an ovarian cancer diagnosis, inspired by your strength, as well as the passion of those that support OCRF in so many ways, such as our Team Hope Fundraising All-Stars and Partners in Science, we continue to strive to find a cure for this devastating disease.

This year men and women of all ages and locations took action to help fund research to find a cure. With introduction of our new OCRF Wall of Hope and Team Hope personal fundraising pages, more people than ever were able to share their stories and keep friends and loved ones updated about their fundraising and awareness efforts. With your help, we surpassed our September goal of $150,000 for ovarian cancer research! What can we accomplish in 2013? It's up to you!

We invite you to join our team and would be happy to help you plan your OCRF Team Hope fundraising or awareness campaign, whether it's running a marathon, hosting an event, or whatever idea you have in mind, so we can raise and additional $1 million for much-needed research in the new year! Read about our latest - and youngest - OCRF Team Hope Fundraising All-Star, and be inspired!

Hailey O'Connor is on a mission to make a difference for women everywhere, one lollipop at a time! Just in time for the holidays, Hailey is spending some of her weekends setting up shop at garden centers and grocery stores, and even her school, where she's selling chocolate holiday lollipops to raise funds for research. To help raise awareness in her Ohio community and among her peers, Hailey is also handing out OCRF's educational materials at her booth, and selling OCRF's teal wristbands. One month into her campaign, Hailey has already raised over $335 of her $500 fundraising goal! We commend Hailey for her hard work, and her dedication to spreading the word about this important cause during the holiday season!

For information on how you can raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and become an OCRF Team Hope Fundraising All-Star, please email Melissa Chemick at mchemick@ocrf.org.

The OCRF Partners in Science Program enables donors to select and sponsor OCRF-funded scientists based on criteria such as geographic location, specific institution, or area of study. The program enables the donor to select from cutting-edge projects in ovarian cancer research. The minimum financial contribution for participation in Partners in Science is $20,000.

This year, longtime supporters Phil and Judy Messing became 2012 OCRF Partners in Science in loving memory of their daughter, Carol, who passed away from ovarian cancer. They chose to fund the research of Melinda Yates, Ph.D., a 2012 Ann Schreiber Program of Excellence grantee, whose goal is to better understand the earliest molecular "injuries" that can lead to cancer in the ovaries and fallopian tubes of women at high risk due to inherited BRCA1 gene mutations. They will continue supporting research through OCRF's Partners in Science program in 2013.

Thanks to OCRF's 2012 Partners in Science:

The Circle of Strength
Ngai Na Co, Ph.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center

Estate of Agatha Fort
Shannon Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., Baylor
Ivan Garcia-Bassets, Ph.D., UCSD

Phil and Judy Messing, in memory of Carol S. Messing
Melinda Yates, Ph.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ovarian Cycle
Daniela Dinulescu, Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital

The Smith Family
Andrew Berchuck, M.D., Duke

Teal There's a Cure
Kate Lawrenson, Ph.D., University of Southern California

Tell Every Amazing Lady
Young Min Chung, Ph.D., Stanford University

To learn more, please contact Jon Zeidman at 212-268-1002 or jzeidman@ocrf.org.

Thank you for helping make 2012 a success. We couldn't have done it without you. Together we can change the future of ovarian cancer!

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