OVARIAN CANCER EDUCATION & RESEARCH NETWORK, INC.
The mission of the Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network, Inc. (OCERN) 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. OCERN is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and is comprised of several dedicated volunteers who have a personal connection to ovarian cancer.
OCERN currently donates 75% of the Let’s ROC! net proceeds to fund ovarian cancer research. To date, we have awarded $50K to fund ovarian cancer research projects in Northern California and will announce our 3rd grant recipient at this year’s race.
It takes many resources to produce an event the size of Let's ROC! and we do our best to offset as many costs as possible with in-kind contributions and sponsors. However, there have been times when we have had to apply a portion of the entry fees to the cost of the event. All remaining funds and donations are then applied to our research grant efforts. As the race grows, we will continue to increase the amount of our research contributions and identify other ways we can further our outreach in the community.
As a small, volunteer organization we incur minimal administrative costs and work to ensure that we are effectively and appropriately stewarding our resources. We greatly appreciate your support of our efforts to further ovarian cancer education, awareness and research.