A contribution to the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation is a gift to the health and well-being of women everywhere.
Our mission is to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and increase awareness of the symptoms of this disease.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
KOH is proud to be sponsoring Ffoster as part of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center's Ovarian Cancer Detection Program. The center is the nation's premier research and educational facility dedicated to harnessing the unique strengths of canine partners for public safety and human health. As part of the Ovarian Cancer Detection Study being conducted, she will be an integral part of the ongoing research to improve and identify an effective means of early detection of ovarian cancer. This research was recently featured on NBC Nightly News!
Please consider being a part of our DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN and support KOH in our sponsorship of Ffoster as a research dog in this promising and exciting project.
And consider joining us for our Morristown walk on September 7 where our guest will be the one and only Ffoster.
2014 ANNUAL WALKS
Memorial Sloan Kettering, Ranked #1 in Nation for Cancer Care, Thanks KOH for its Support
From: Richard Naum, MSK
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:01 AM
Subject: The Nation's Best: Memorial Sloan Kettering
Dear Kaleidoscope Of Hope,
I am delighted to let you know that U.S. News & World Report has just ranked Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center the nation's number one hospital for cancer care.
We are deeply proud of this honor, which underscores a fundamental truth guiding our mission:
MSK patients and their families are Number One in our hearts and minds every day of the year. Their courage and determination continually inspire our relentless focus on improving clinical care and expanding our understanding of cancer.
None of this would be possible without the support of generous friends like you. As we salute our colleagues in the hospital and on the front lines of cancer research, we also extend our congratulations and heartfelt thanks to you—for playing such an important role in making Memorial Sloan Kettering the very best in the nation.
Senior Vice President for Development
KOH Grant Funds Innovative Research
Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pennsylvannia Study
Nov 18, 2013 KOH visited Penn Vet Working Dog facility. They watched as three dogs were being trained to pick out the ovarian cancer tissue sample.
KOH provided a grant to help fund this research.
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 photo, Jonathan Ball practices with Tsunami in the first round of training for a study that will eventually involve detecting cancerous tissue at Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia.
Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs' keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path.
An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory skills, chemical analysis and modern technology could lead to better survival rates for the disease, which is particularly deadly because it's often not caught until an advanced stage.
The ovarian cancer detection study is being funded by an $80,000 grant from the Madison, N.J.-based Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation
Click to Read Full AP Article
WINGS OF HOPE
KOH is honored that our Vice President, Carole Fagella, is the recipient of the Cancer Support Community of Central NJ's Spirit of Courage award this year. Carole's battle with O/C continues and so does her never ending activism in the fight against this disease and her tireless efforts to educate others about O/C.
Lynn Franklin (left) with KOH's Carole Fagella (right)
KOH Board Member Participates in Annual Survivorship Garden
KOH Board Member Janice Carey represents KOH on June 6, 2013 at the annual planting of the Survivorship Garden ouside of the Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
KOH Receives Donation
The Allendale Women's Club hosted a fundraising walk in September 2012 in loving memory of one of their members who lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Proceeds from their walk were given to KOH. KOH board member Pat Castle (far right) accepts the check from Allendale Women's Club members Maureen Mamunes, Cheryll Vellek, and Rosemary Summers. KOH will use this generous donation to fund research and increase awareness of ovarian cancer.
KOH has renewed its partnership with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in Wahington DC. Delegates from KOH will attend advocacy sessions in The House of Representatives and the Senate again in 2013 to promote national Ovarian Cancer initiatives on Capitol Hill.
KOH's Carole Fagella gives Award to US Senator Robert Menendez
Vice President, Carole Fagella, presented Senator Robert Menendez with an award from the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in Washington DC in 2011. Carole has represented KOH as a delegate and lobbyist in the Senate and the House of Representatives for the past 5 years. She participates annually in Capitol Hill Advocacy Day with our partner organization, OCNA
At Right, Carole Fagella (3rd from left), pictured with her son , Alex (far right), and other OCNA delegates honor Senator Robert Menendez for his continued support of the ovarian cancer community . Senator Menendez was recognized with an outstanding achievement award by the OC National Alliance for his strong support of ovarian cancer initiatives on Capitol Hill
KOH Funds Grants
KOH Funded a Grant That is a Published Poster Display at the 2012 Society of Gynecologic Oncology and at the 2012 National Annual Meeting of the Association of Clinical Oncology
KOH's Scientific Advisory Board chooses our grant recipients with great care and knowledge. Proof lies with the American Society of Clinical Oncology's choice for a display at their 2012 National meeting presented by MSKCC researchers with funding from KOH - research which was supported by a grant from KOH! click to view summary
Pictured above is Dr. David Hyman, recipient of 2011 KOH Grant Award
KOH 2010 Grant Recipient Honored by SGO
Dr. Sarah Adams, of the University of Pennsyvania Medical Center, was honored by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists for her research project at SGO's 2012 Annual Meeting. Dr. Adams presented a power point presentation outlining her research with BRCA tumors. Dr. Adam's ovarian cancer research was funded by a grant from KOH.
KOH is very proud of its Scientific Advisory Committee and the brilliant researchers it selects to give financial grants to each year.
Presentation of $15,000 check to Community Medical Center- Toms River
In 2012, KOH donated $15K to the Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ.
Pictured above from Left to Right are: Kathy Lynch, Stephanie Bloom, Mariclaire Scott, Janice Carey
Stephanie Bloom is President and Chief Executive Officer at Community Medical Center-
This money donated by KOH will be used to assist with robotic gynecological oncology surgery for women!
KOH Donates $5K to the Jersey Shore Medical Center
Pictured above as KOH donates $5K in 2012 to the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ
L-R: Janine Triano, Joanne DiNapoli, Janice Carey, Amy Starling, Lorraine Parker, Rosanne Ryan Mariclaire Scott, Kathy Lynch, Laura Zimmerman(oncology nurse)Robert Wahlers, Carole Fagella (KOH VP), Craig Rosati (KOH Pres.)
Fourteen Years of Passionate Activism!
The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation (KOH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises funds and acts as the primary advocate for ovarian cancer activism in the New Jersey area. KOH was founded in 2000 by three ovarian cancer survivors who turned their experiences with ovarian cancer into passionate activism.
The hope in Kaleidoscope of Hope represents the difference that early diagnostic tests or disease-specific therapy can make in the lives of women and their families.
Since 2000, the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation has raised and awarded over $2.5 million to help fund research for early detection and new treatment options.
With a little bit of hope and your help, we can boost the survival rates of women affected by ovarian cancer and change lives. Learn more about KOH.
KOH is looking for men and women volunteers to help in the following areas:
- Identify and write grants
- Computer, social networking skills
- Event Planning
- Fundraising activities
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
Featured on the July 7, 2014
NBC Nightly News is the
UPENN Vet Program which
KOH is supporting with its
sponsorship of Ffoster, one
of 4 dogs being trained to
detect the presence of
ovarian cancer through
This is KOH research
grant dollars at work!
Watch this incredible
Cathy's story is her personal
experience with ovarian
cancer. The video is
produced by the
WAI FOUNDATION, a new
ovarian cancer initiative and
website created by a daughter
whose mother survived late
stage ovarian cancer.
Visit their website and
their facebook page