JOIN US for the 9th Annual

Let's ROC!! 5k Run for Ovarian Cancer


The Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network, Inc. (OCERN) was formed in 2012 by a group of dedicated volunteers with a personal connection to ovarian cancer.

The mission of the Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network, Inc. is to advocate for research for the early detection, treatment and cure of ovarian cancer. We promote ovarian cancer education in our communities and provide a network of resources and support for women and their families.

Our organization strives to fulfill our mission by disseminating education materials at community events and health fairs; maintaining an active speakers bureau that focuses on community, professional and academic presentations; organize an annual run/walk fundraiser; collaborate with a medical advisory board; and conduct media campaigns to highlight September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.



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A letter will be sent to all donors as an acknowledgment of their donation.

*If you would like to dedicate your donation in honor/memory of someone please be sure to include their name and address so we can send them a letter to inform them of the donation.

Board of Directors

Members include ovarian cancer survivors and dedicated volunteers with have lost a loved one to this disease.

  • Gina Dayton - Executive Director
  • Michelle Osborn - Financial Director
  • Mari Ueda-Tao - Secretary
  • Kim Mattoch - Director
  • Ken Terry - Director

Medical Advisory Board

Members of OCERN’s Medical Advisory Board are committed to furthering ovarian cancer research and improving the lives of women with ovarian cancer.