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.
ANNUAL DIANE CASTLE MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING
This year will be the 10th annual golf outing the Castle family will host in memory of Diane Castle who lost her battle with o/c at the age of 38. This is ALWAYS a well attended and fun filled day! The Castle family honors and supports KOH in many ways including donating the proceeds from this fantastic event to KOH.
This year 4 year old Nicholas helps his family with the Golf Outing mailing!
Monday, May 20th at River Vale Country Club, RIver Vale, NJ
7am Continental Breakfast, 8am shotgun start
Ovarian Cancer Study Finds Widespread Flaws in Treatment
Most women with ovarian cancer, which kills 15,000 Americans a year, receive inadequate care and miss out on treatments that could add a year or more to their lives, a study found.
Karen Mason was treated by a gynecologic oncologist after her sisters overruled her plans to have her gynecologist operate.
KOH recommends you read this article written by Denise Grady and published in the NY Times on March 11, 2013.
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.
Are you an Ovarian Cancer Survivor?
E-mail your story or any questions you may have to email@example.com.
When Life Gives You Lemons,
KOH is proud of what our youngest advocate for ovarian cancer decided to do. Mia Diane Ermino , a six year old kindergarten student at Packanack Elementary School in Wayne NJ, opened the first Lemonade Stand for Ovarian Cancer . While on her summer vacation in Ortley Beach, Mia sold "the best lemonade on the Jersey Shore" to beachcombers and sun worshippers visiting the shore this summer.
Mia raised $160 for her efforts and donated the proceeds to Kaleidoscope of Hope. Mia's aunt, Diane Castle, passed from ovarian cancer in 2001. Mia is also the granddaughter of Board member Pat Castle. Many thanks to Mia for her support of KOH and for her advocacy for ovarian cancer.
THANK YOU MIA, FAMILY & FRIENDS!
KOH & FORCE Pass The Torch
KOH and FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, Passed the Torch from Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Saturday, September 29 was a day of inspiration and hope.
Passing of the Torch is a collaborative campaign between the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation (KOH) and FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, which highlights the hereditary link between ovarian and breast cancer, honors cancer survivors and those at high risk, remembers those who have lost their lives to cancer, and recognizes families affected by cancer.
This awareness campaign and its related events also educates individuals about hereditary ovarian and breast cancer, including the signs of a hereditary syndrome, resources for assessing ovarian cancer risk, and information on prevention and risk-management options. A ceremonial flame is passed from an ovarian cancer survivor to a breast cancer survivor marking the transition from Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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 continuous 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
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!
The Spark Blog
KOH's VP Carole Fagella is a Woman Who Rocks!
She suggested the name "NED" No Evidence of Disease, a euphemism for remission, at the Washington DC OCNA Conference. It Stuck! N.E.D. is a group of six GYN surgeons, scattered across the country, who create and perform original music to give their patients a voice and raise awareness and funding for the disease they fight. CLICK to learn more about NED and how it's name came to be!
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.)
KOH Donates Funds to Purchase "Cancer Comfort Cart"
With Funds from KOH a Cancer Comfort Cart was purchased for the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Pictured above, L-R are The Jersey Shore Committee-Lorraine Parker, Janice Carey, Rosanne Ryan, Kathy Lynch, Mariclaire Scott, Janine Triano
KOH Gala Pictures FOR SALE ONLINE!
KOH works tirelessly throughout the year and each May celebrates its mission at its Spring Gala where funds are awarded to cutting edge researchers working in our shared fight against ovarian cancer. We are honored to have the prestigious Kramer Studios save our memories to film. Pictures are memories to share. Photos are available for purchase. Use the links below to browse through all of the photos.
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2012 Gala Pictures
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2011 Gala Pictures
Thirteen 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 $2.3 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
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KOH is Proud to Announce it's Association with Viridian
Viridian is a socially responsible retail energy company that supplies affordable, green energy through its unique fundraising program which provides income to non-profit organizations like ours just for referring customers to their electricity service! Think of the difference you can make by simply choosing an electric supplier! Please help us to reach our goal of signing up 1000 customers by ourSeptember Walkathons
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The Season of Survivors
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