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Our Mission.

Our mission is to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and increase awareness of the symptoms of this disease.

BRCA1/2 PATIENT
SYMPOSIUM

Having a BRCA1/2 mutation can cause strong feelings, demand big decisions, and change life plans.
This symposium will give BRCA carriers a forum for discussion of pertinent medical issues, such as breast and ovarian cancer risk management, men-opause, genetics, and patient advocacy. This sym-posium will include lectures from experts in medical oncology, integrative medicine, genetics, and com-munity outreach.

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Location: Morristown Medical Center,
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  CLICK for more info


CASTLE MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING

Monday, May 19, 2014 at River Vale Country Club in River Vale, NJ
7am Continental Breakfast
8am Shotgun Start, scramble format
Lunch w/beverages
More Golf
Dinner w/beverages and prizes immediately following
$100 to sponsor a hole
$200 per golfer
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2014 ANNUAL WALKS

Our September 2014 dates are set!
start your team NOW!

Morristown, Sept 7th, 2014


Lyndhurst, Sept 21st, 2014


Avon, Sept 27th, 2014

Get more WALK info      KOH's W-9

 

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)

 ANNUAL DIANE CASTLE
MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING

On May 20th, the Castle Family hosted the 10th annual golf outing in memory of Diane Castle who lost her battle with ovarian cancer at the age of 38.  Once agan it was a  wonderful event enjoyed by many!! 

Thanks to the entire Castle Family, their friends and supporters, this year's golf outing raised over $16,500 which was donated to KOH.
KOH is forever grateful to and inspired by the Castle Family.

For more info and to join next year's 11th annual Diane Castle Memorial Golf Outing


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

Allendale Women's Club donates to KOH

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 ACTIVISM

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.

Click to view PowerPoint Presentation
 

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.
 


 VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

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
If you are interested in helping KOH raise funds for research and awareness of Ovarian Cancer then please e-mail info@kohnj.org .  You may also call us at 973-644-0500.   COME JOIN US!

 

The Season of Survivors

Cathy's Story

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
 






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We're Partnering
with FORCE!

We're teaming up with FORCE to raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.