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OCRF News 
Super Saturday is almost here! On July 28th, we'll celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Super Saturday in the Hamptons. Hosted by friends Donna Karan, Ariel Foxman, InStyle, Paula Patton and Kelly Ripa, and generously sponsored by QVC and CoverGirl, this year's Super Saturday promises to be the best yet!
Can't make it to the Hamptons this year? No problem! On July 28th, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST, you can tune in to QVC and shop from the comfort of your home with the QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE broadcast, or go to and shop to your heart's content. Find all of the big names in clothing, accessories and beauty at great prices, with net proceeds to benefit OCRF. A special selection will be available on from July 16th - September 30th. Plus, check out QVC's Repin With a Purpose Pinterest campaign, where you can repin a designated Super Saturday message to raise awareness and empower women everywhere by sharing the facts about ovarian cancer. For every designated message you repin, QVC will donate $.50 to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Visit to get pinning!
Get in on the virtual Super Saturday action with an online Super Saturday auction from charitybuzz! Bid on an exciting selection of amazing one-of-a-kind items and experiences at All proceeds from the winning bids will benefit OCRF. Highlights include:
Jets Watch the game in style with 2 luxury suite tickets to a 2012 New York Jets regular season home game at MetLife Stadium. This fabulous package includes VIP parking, food and beverage, comfortable seating, multiple flat screen TVs, suite attendant, and access to Club area! Bid now. 
Brunch and Polo for 4 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Florida  Polo
Located in Wellington, the heart of South Florida's legendary horse country, the International Polo Club Palm Beach is a world-class polo club designed by and for Polo players, to showcase the finest the sport has to offer. Watching high-goal polo from the private boxes, viewing stands, field side tailgates and special hospitality tents, all overlooking our Championship Field, is an unparalleled experience. Bid now.
Kelly Charitybuzz Kelly Ripa, longtime friend and advocate for the ovarian cancer cause, is the host of the Emmy-winning syndicated morning talk show LIVE! with Kelly. Currently in her 12th year with the show, she has taken the lead on LIVE as the search for a new co-host continues. Winner and guest will also have the opportunity to take a photo with Kelly. Bid now.

View the full selection of items up for bid at
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One lucky @OCRF Twitter follower's Super Saturday dreams came true last week, when she entered our Super Saturday Twitter Contest and won 2 tickets to this year's fabulous event in the Hamptons! On July 28th, Gena Harsch of Babylon, New York, and her mother will enjoy designer fashions, fun activities, food and drink, and a delightful day of shopping for a cause. Congratulations, Gena! Follow @OCRF on Twitter to stay updated on even more exclusive opportunities!  
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Research News
Research Shows Ovarian Cancer Patients With Social Support Live Longersocial Anil Sood
In a study published July 16th in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a group of researchers, including senior author and former OCRF grantee Anil Sood, M.D., examined how social support related to long-term ovarian cancer survival. The analysis of 168 ovarian cancer patients showed that 59% of patients with high social attachment were still alive after 4.7 years. By contrast, the median survival time for patients with low social attachment was 3.35 years. Read more.
A study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention this month re-confirms that there is no link between use of fertility drugs and an elevated risk of ovarian cancer. While past studies on this subject have produced conflicting results, this study adds to the increasing body of work showing that use of fertility drugs does not increase risk. Read more. 
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In The Teal Spotlight 
OCRF and Friends Celebrate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day at Citi Fieldmets Mets Scoreboard


On Saturday, July 21st, hundreds of friends, supporters and advocates for the cause joined OCRF and the New York Mets for the very first Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day at Citi Field! 


Guests who purchased Promenade Reserved Tickets through our special offer received complimentary OCRF wristbands, and were entered to win a ticket upgrade to 4 field-level seats. A portion of proceeds from all tickets sold through this offer benefited OCRF.
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OCRF is thrilled to have been able to help raise awareness and share important facts about ovarian cancer through scoreboard messages and materials at our table. Thanks to all who made it out and supported the event on Facebook!
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OCRF Fundraising All-Starsstars
On Saturday, July 21st, more than 2,400 brave participants competed in the grueling Northwest Indiana Mudathlon held in Valparaiso, Indiana. Team Mudalicious, led by Heather Punak of Crown Point, Indiana, invited supporters to "Join Team Mudalicious to Get Dirty in the Battle Against Ovarian Cancer," in support of her team's good friend and co-worker, Evelyn Gallagher, who has beaten ovarian cancer three times. 
Starting with just 7 dedicated members, Team Mudalicious soon grew to boast 42 determined men and women--many sporting teal tutus on Mudathlon day--all helping to raise funds and awareness while having a "mucking good time" for the cause. In total, this amazing group of supporters raised nearly $1,500 for OCRF, with donations still rolling in. Congratulations and a big thank you to all who participated! Read more about Team Mudalicious and the Mudathlon here!
For information on organizing your own event to benefit OCRF and becoming a Fundraising All-Star, please email Melissa Chemick or call 212.268.1002. 
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Upcoming Eventsevents
July 28th - Super Saturday 15 - Water Mill, NY
July 29th - Toyota SheROX Triathlon - Detroit, MI
August 5th - Toyota SheROX Triathlon - Philadelphia, PA
August 19th - Toyota SheROX Triathlon - Devens, MA
August 26th - Toyota SheROX Triathlon - Asbury Park, NJ
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