March 26th 2010-KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE TO HONOR THE JERSEY SHORE GIRLS at April Gala
April 9th, 2009-NJ OVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATION HONORS NEW JERSEY ONCOLOGY PRACTICE, PRESENTS $200,000 TO RESEARCHERS, ADVOCATES
Saturday, April 4, 2009-KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE SPRING GALA 2009
September 10, 2008-Daily Record -Kaleidoscope of Hope plans three fundraising walkathons
September, 2008- From Vicinity -KOH Golf Event Honors Founder
September 4, 2008- From NJ.com -Morristown walkathon takes steps to fight ovarian cancer
August 29, 2008- From the Recorder Community Newspapers - Award to honor courage in face of cancer
August 23, 2008 - Daily Record • Towns will turn teal for cancer drive
August 22, 2008 - ObserverTribune • Award to honor courage in the face of cancer (Adobe PDF Reqired )
August 20, 2007- KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES EXPANDED SEPTEMBER OVARIAN CANCER WALKATHONS IN MORRIS, BERGEN AND NOW OCEAN COUNTIES (Adobe PDF Reqired )
July 17, 2007- KALEIDOSOPE OF HOPE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES TURN THE TOWNS TEAL CAMPAIGNS (Adobe PDF Reqired )
April 13, 2006- OVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATION HONORS SIMON FAMILY, WYETH, PRESENTS $140,000 TO RESEARCHERS, FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (Adobe PDF Reqired )
March 14, 2006- KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE TO HONOR JANET AND PETER SIMON AND WYETH, AND TO PRESENT AWARDS FOR OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY AT APRIL 8 EVENT (Adobe PDF Reqired )
April 13, 2005- NJ OVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATION HONORS U.S. REP. RODNEY FRELINGHUYSEN, PRESENTS MORE THAN $200,000 TO RESEARCHERS, NEW “KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE” FELLOWSHIP (Adobe PDF Reqired )
May 2005-Gail MacNeil Honored as the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, NY Humanitarian of the Year (Adobe PDF Required)
October 5, 2004 - TWO NEW JERSEY WALKATHONS RAISE RECORD SUM FOR KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE FOUNDATION
June 9, 2004 - GOLF EVENT RAISES $16,000 FOR OVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATION IN MEMORY OF DIANE CASTLE
March 25th , 2004 - NJ FOUNDATION RAISES, CONTRIBUTES $120,000, FUELING OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH, AWARENESS
October 15, 2003 - KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE FOUNDATION, REP. FRELINGHUYSEN VISIT NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH IN WASHINGTON, DC
September 8, 2003 - WALKATHON PROVIDES A “KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE” FOR OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH, RAISING $150,000.
August 12, 2004 - WITH FOURTH WALKATHON FAST APPROACHING, LOCALOVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATION SEES ‘HOPE’ IN RESEARCH GAINS
March 21, 2003 - LOCAL FOUNDATION DONATES $75,000 TO OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH
September 23, 2002 - WALKATHON DRAWS HUNDREDS FOR OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH
February 8, 2002 - OVARIAN CANCER GROUP WELCOMES RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH
September 26, 2001 - HUNDREDS MARCH IN KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE WALKATHON

TWO NEW JERSEY WALKATHONS RAISE RECORD SUM FOR KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE FOUNDATION

MADISON, NJ—October 5, 2004 Showing that strength really does exist in numbers, hundreds of supporters helped raise $170,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness at two recent New Jersey Walkathons. The events were organized by the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation, a local nonprofit created by three ovarian cancer survivors. This is the first year that Kaleidoscope of Hope has led two such efforts during September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Both exceeded all expectations in terms of attendance and financial contributions.

The walks, one in Bergen and one in Morris County, provided an opportunity for individuals, groups, and families to support the research and awareness that can help save women’s lives. On September 19, over 450 people attended the KOH’s Fifth Annual Morristown Walkathon. On September 26, the First Annual Lyndhurst Walk, in memory of Diane Castle and Pat Erminio, brought 200 walkers to Richard W. DeKorte Park at Meadowlands Environmental Center. The Castle family of Lyndhurst, longtime supporters of Kaleidoscope of Hope, was instrumental in organizing and running the Lyndhurst event.

Ovarian cancer, the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women, claims the lives of over 500 New Jersey residents a year. The disease, which can be difficult to detect, is also difficult to treat in its advanced stages. Less than 35 percent of all women who develop ovarian cancer are alive five years after their diagnosis. “We have made great strides in the treatment of this disease but we have a long way to go,” said Dr. Darlene Gibbons, Clinical Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, who spoke at the Morristown walk. “Early detection, through improved public awareness and screening, is our best weapon to improve survival.” Recent advances in blood tests that use proteomics technology to identify protein patterns have led to an increased optimism that an early stage blood test will soon be available.

Local officials attending the walks included U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen; Morris Township Mayor H. Scott Rosenbush; Lyndhurst Mayor James Guida; and State Senator Anthony R. Bucco, District 25. Kaleidoscope Executive Director Terry Brannin and Mark Zenobia, president of On Your Mark Productions, Inc., received Founders Awards.

Based in Madison, NJ Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation was created in 2000 by three ovarian cancer survivors: Gail MacNeil of Chatham Township and Lois Myers and Patricia Stewart, both of Harding Township. After undergoing treatment for the disease, the women decided to turn their experiences into activism, organizing to increase awareness and help fund medical research. The foundation, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, has raised over $500,000, donating most of the proceeds to organizations involved in research and advocacy. For more information regarding the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation, visit www.kohnj.org.

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GOLF EVENT RAISES $16,000 FOR OVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATION IN MEMORY OF DIANE CASTLE

Madison, NJ, June 9, 2004 – The Castle family of Lyndhurst, NJ invited golfers to support ovarian cancer research and pay tribute to Diane Castle, who died of ovarian cancer in 2001 at age 38. The 139 golfers who attended the Diane Castle Memorial Golf Outing responded by raising $16,000. Proceeds benefited The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation, a New Jersey-based organization that raises community awareness of ovarian cancer and funding to support research on diagnosis and treatment.

Diane’s brothers, Rich and Jimmy Castle, co-chaired the outing, held at Bergen Hills Country Club in River Vale, NJ on Monday, May 24. Diane’s parents, Jim and Pat Castle, and her sister Patty actively participated in planning and running the event.

“The Castle family has given extraordinary support to research against this devastating disease. I can think of no better tribute to Diane’s memory than to continue the fight,” said Patricia Stewart of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation. The organization was founded in 2000 by three local ovarian cancer survivors: Stewart and Lois Myers of Harding Township, and Gail MacNeil of Chatham Township. After undergoing treatment for the disease, the women decided to turn their experiences into activism. Since its first walkathon in the fall of 2000, the group has raised over $350,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness.

Kaleidoscope of Hope holds several fundraising events throughout the year to promote ovarian cancer research and awareness. For more information about the group’s events call (973) 644-0500, (201) 933-0008 or visit the web site: www.kohnj.org.

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NJ FOUNDATION RAISES, CONTRIBUTES $120,000, FUELING OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH, AWARENESS
Morristown, NJ - March 25, 2004 -- Since 2000, when The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation was created to fight ovarian cancer, over 71,000 American women have lost their lives to the disease. Tonight, this local nonprofit presented $120,000 to two renowned researchers and a national advocacy group, funds that will be used to help more women survive this difficult disease. To the three founders, Patricia Nini and Lois Myers, of Harding Township, and Gail MacNeil of Chatham Township, this was the third and largest awards dinner for the group, with 125 supporters and advocates for ovarian cancer research filled The English Conservatory at The Madison Hotel.
The Foundation, which actively supports research in early-stage ovarian cancer diagnosis, presented Dr. David Fishman, head of the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program at Northwestern University with $50,000. Dr. Robert Ozols, head of the Ovarian Cancer Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, also received $50,000 from the Foundation, to help fund research related to the detection, prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer. Craig Rosati, Assistant Director of The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) accepted an award of $20,000, to support work related to patient support and disease awareness.
Commenting on the awards, Gail MacNeil, Vice President of The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation stated: “Tonight, we truly fulfill our mission of making a difference, of actively supporting the research and the awareness that will save women’s lives. Dozens of volunteers have helped to make this night possible. Together, all of us look forward to the advancements–and the hope– that these contributions will surely bring.” MacNeil and fellow founders Patricia Nini and Lois Myers are all ovarian cancer survivors, who decided to turn their experience with the disease into activism.
Due to a very successful Walkathon in September, 2003, this was the largest awards presentation that the Foundation has made in its five year history. Attended by over 550 people, the 2003 walk helped to raise a record sum of $150,000. Anticipating further growth, two Kaleidoscope of Hope Walkathons are planned for consecutive Sundays in 2004. The first is scheduled for Loantaka Brook Reservation on September 19. A second Walkathon is planned for September 26 at Richard W. DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, NJ. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women, and survival rates, despite advancements in cancer-related therapy, have not improved significantly since the 1960’s. If detected in its early stages, survival from ovarian cancer is 95%. Yet the five-year survival rate for the disease is less than 35%, because it is so difficult to detect. The “hope” in Kaleidoscope of Hope’s name is related to the difference that early diagnostic tests or disease-specific therapy would bring to many women and their families, each year.

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KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE FOUNDATION, REP. FRELINGHUYSEN VISIT NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH IN WASHINGTON, DC
Madison, NJ - On Wednesday, October 15, the three founders of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation and Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, representing New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District in Washington, DC, visited with scientists and doctors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to discuss cancer research.
“This visit allowed us to see firsthand the work that is being done to research the causes of this deadly disease, so that it can be detected early and treated the most effectively,” said Gail MacNeil, Vice President of the Madison-based foundation. “We were deeply impressed by the scope of research being conducted at the NIH. For those who have been touched by the sorrow of ovarian cancer, it would be most heartening.”

Touring the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Kaleidoscope Founders met with research experts at the National Cancer Institute and discussed the status of research devoted to ovarian cancer. Left to right: Dynna Gorham-Bigby, Congressional Correspondence Assistant; Lois Myers; Congressman Frelinghuysen; Patricia Nini, KOH; Dr. Barbara McLaughlin, Program Analyst; Gail MacNeil; Dr. Terri L. Cornelison, M.D., Ph.D, Program Director, Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group, NIH/NCI.

Ovarian cancer continues to cause more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. In 2002, it was estimated that more than 23,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and that almost 14,000 women will die from this disease. Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent killer” because its symptoms often remain undetected until the disease reaches an advanced stage and it is far more difficult to treat successfully.
Rep. Frelinghuysen and the three women were briefed by some of the top medical researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is within the National Institutes of Health. They also toured a new hospital being built at the NCI, scheduled to open in 2004.
“The women who have been burdened with this terrible disease show great strength, courage, and perseverance in the face of a very serious illness. They are a testament to the need for greater awareness of ovarian cancer and advancement in research,” said Rep. Frelinghuysen.
In recent years, the federal government has continued to maintain and improve its role in cancer research. Over the past five years, Congress has fulfilled its promise to advance the progress of science by doubling the federal budget for the NIH. Last year, it increased the NIH budget by $3.7 billion – the largest one-year increase ever, bringing the total budget to $27.3 billion.
Organized in 1999 by MacNeil of Chatham Township and Patricia Nini and Lois Myers, both of Harding Township, The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation is New Jersey’s primary advocate in the battle against ovarian cancer. The three women, all survivors of the disease, decided to turn their personal experiences into activism, creating a nonprofit group that raises funds for research and awareness. A longtime supporter of the group, Rep. Frelinghuysen spoke at their recent Walkathon about the pressing need for continued research.
For more information on ovarian cancer, visit www.nci.nih.gov/cancerinfo/types/ovarian or call the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation at 973-644-0500.

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WALKATHON PROVIDES A “KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE” FOR OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH, RAISING $150,000
Madison, NJ – September 8, 2003. Taking steps to save lives, the annual Kaleidoscope of Hope Walkathon drew a record crowd of walkers, helping to raise $150,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness. Held on Sunday, September 7, 2003 at the Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morristown, it was the fourth and most successful event for the Madison-based foundation, with over 550 people in attendance and generating a record amount of donations, which included both monetary and in-kind gifts. This year’s walk was held in memory of Lynda M. Franklin of Chatham Township, who died of ovarian cancer in 2002.
Gail MacNeil of Chatham Township and Lois Myers and Patty Nini, both of Harding Township, are all ovarian cancer survivors. Together, they created the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation in 1999, to advocate awareness and raise research funds for a disease that is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and claims the lives of nearly 500 New Jersey women a year.
“Hundreds of dedicated people are here today, to help fight a disease that claims far too many lives,” said Myers, Vice President of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation. “We are grateful for the support of our walkers, our volunteers and our generous sponsors. Together, we can truly make a difference.”
Speakers at the event included the three founders of Kaleidoscope of Hope as well as Valerie Smaldone of 106.7 Lite-FM; U.S. Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R –Eleventh District); Senator Anthony R. Bucco (R-District 25) and Jan Wotowicz, Mayor of Morris Township.
“Three remarkable women, ovarian cancer survivors themselves, are helping others to better educate themselves on cancer risks, as well as raise money for basic cancer research to prevent future cases,” said Rep. Frelinghuysen.
Following the 1, 3, or 5-mile walk, an awards ceremony recognized individuals and teams that had made outstanding contributions. The award for Team with the Most Walkers went to the supporters of Cindy Onnembo, a resident of Wanaque, who is fighting ovarian cancer. Coreen Onnembo organized and led a large group of supporters who pledged and walked on behalf of her sister. The Diane Castle Team Spirit Award went to Leigh DelPorto, Volunteer Coordinator for the event. The Founder's Award went to Janet Simon, sister of Lynda M. Franklin. Coldwell Banker received the Team Award for Highest Number of Pledges. Claire Eckert and Chris Franklin, son of Lynda Franklin, received special recognition for the female or male walker (respectively) who brought in the most pledges.
Top sponsors of the event included James C. Edwards and Co., the William E. Simon Foundation, Palriwalla Foundation of America, PRMC Advertising, the Delta Corporation, Wyeth Corporation and Optimum Orthopedics. Contributing Sponsors included Coldwell Banker, Frederick Wildman, the Schering Corporation, Atlantic Health Systems, Hooper Holmes, Goldman Sachs, Wachovia Bank and the Hematology-Oncology Associates of Northern New Jersey.
Walkers were treated to food and a large assortment of gifts, compliments of many area businesses and vendors. Contributors included Bob Robert of Frito-Lay, Kings Supermarkets, Costco, Wegmans, Mark Opdyke, Stop n’ Shop, Trader Joe’s East, Propel Fitness Water, ShopRite, Jersey Boy Bagels, Bagels-4-U, A&P, David Alan Caterers and Marketplace, Pathmark, Michael’s Riverside Chalet and the Lyndhurst Diner. The Walkathon received additional support from Fast Signs of East Hanover, Unilever, Calvin Klein, Pfizer, and Powder Mill Cleaners.
Proceeds from the Walkathon will support research and awareness-raising efforts sponsored by The National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program and The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
The National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program, based at Northwestern University in Chicago, works with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers to improve women’s healthcare. The Program is currently awaiting approval of an early stage blood test that could save thousands of lives annually by confirming the presence of tumor markers in apparently healthy women.
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 that is dedicated to the formulation of early diagnostic treatment programs for ovarian cancer, providing educational outreach programs and supporting patients and their loved ones in understanding the disease and its treatments.

Those who would like more information about the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation or would like to donate can contact them at 973-644-0500 or Post Office Box 1124, Madison, NJ 07940.

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WITH FOURTH WALKATHON FAST APPROACHING, LOCAL OVARIAN CANCER FOUNDATION SEES ‘HOPE’ IN RESEARCH GAINS
Valerie Smaldone of LITE-FM and U.S.Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen to headline Morristown event
Madison, NJ – August 12, 2003.
An opportunity to support cancer research and those who have been touched by ovarian cancer is just a few weeks away. The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation will stage its fourth annual Walkathon at Morristown’s Loantaka Brook Reservation on Sunday, September 7. Hundreds are expected to attend the event, which has become an important forum for raising community awareness of ovarian cancer and funds for researching its diagnosis and treatment.
This year’s event will be held in memory of Lynda M. Franklin of Chatham Township, who died of ovarian cancer in 2002. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecological cancer death and the fifth leading cause of cancer death in U.S. women. In New Jersey alone, approximately 500 women die of the disease each year.
The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation was founded in 1999 by three local ovarian cancer survivors: Patricia Nini and Lois Myers of Harding Township and Gail MacNeil of Chatham Township. After undergoing treatment for the disease, the women decided to turn their experiences into activism. Since its first Walkathon in the fall of 2000, the group has raised over $250,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness.
This year’s event is the most ambitious ever for the Madison, NJ-based foundation. An organized group of community volunteers has been working for months to help meet its 2003 goal of raising $300,000. Valerie Smaldone, mid-day host of 106.7 Lite-FM and an ovarian cancer survivor as well, will be keynote speaker at the event. U.S. Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, who has supported the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation since its earliest days, is also scheduled to speak, along with New Jersey Senator Anthony R. Bucco.
“Important gains in medical research are underlining the “hope” in our foundation’s name,” stated Patricia Nini, President of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation. An ovarian cancer detection blood test is now in final steps of testing and could be available later this year. “Our goal, to support detection, especially early detection, is now within sight,” stated Nini. “This test would be absolutely instrumental in saving lives.”
The blood test would detect the presence of a cancer that is frequently called “the silent killer.” Ovarian cancer is often overlooked until the disease has progressed to a later, and far more dangerous stage. A proteomics test that would look at protein patterns in the blood, it is a collaborative effort between the National Cancer Institute and the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program, a primary beneficiary of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation’s fundraising efforts
David Fishman, M.D., Director of the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program, is grateful for the financial support his program has received from the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation and stresses the increased need for assistance at this stage in the process. “Kaleidoscope of Hope is making a commitment to improving women’s healthcare,” he stated. “Because of their support, financially and emotionally we are having an impact on saving lives. In addition, we are hopeful that the technology and the advancements we are making will be applicable to many other cancers: cancer of the pancreas, breast, prostrate and lung.”
Corporate Teams, individuals and family groups are invited to attend the Walkathon and its post-event celebration. Currently, Wyeth Corporation and the Morristown Memorial Hospital are sending organized teams of walkers. Many community businesses have donated food, beverages and products to be distributed to the walkers.
The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation Walkathon, will be held at Morristown’s Loantaka Brook Reservation on Sunday, September 7. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Participants have the option of a guided 1-, 3- or 5-mile course through the reservation and can attend a celebration afterwards, featuring food, entertainment, massages, gift bags and prizes. For more information, call 973-644-0500 or visit www.kohnj.org

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LOCAL FOUNDATION DONATES $75,000 TO OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH
Madison, N.J.- March 21, 2003. The Conservatory of The Madison Hotel in Morristown was the setting for the 2nd annual Awards Dinner of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation, on March 20, 2003.
More than ninety people gathered to see the Foundation present a check for $50,000 to Dr. David Fishman of the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program at Northwestern University. Jamie Boris, Executive Director of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in New York City was also a major recipient, accepting a check for $25,000. Among the guests were
family members of Annie Casale who lost her life to ovarian cancer this year, and Diane Castle of Lyndhurst who died in 2002.
A silent auction was held with many donated gifts from local stores. Among the items donated were two fur-trimmed coats from Shultz Furriers in Millburn. All the centerpieces
for the event were graciously donated by Sunnywoods Florist, Chatham; J and M Florists, Madison; Flower and Plant Place, Chatham Township; the Chatham Florist, Chatham; ShopRite of Chatham Township and Jardiniere of Far Hills.
The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation is dedicated to supporting ovarian cancer research and awareness of the disease. It was started in 1999 by three ovarian cancer survivors, Patricia Nini and Lois Myers of Harding Township and Gail MacNeil of Chatham Township. The Foundation's chief fundraiser is a Walkathon in September of each year held at Loantaka Brook Reservation.
The next Walkathon is scheduled for September 7, 2003 again at Loantaka. For more information, to volunteer to help, or request a walk application form, please call 973-644-0500.

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WALKATHON DRAWS HUNDREDS FOR OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH
Madison, NJ – September 23, 2002. Buoyed by beautiful weather, the third annual Kaleidoscope of Hope Walkathon drew hundreds of supporters, helping to raise $100,000 for the local ovarian cancer foundation. Founders of the foundation, Gail MacNeil, Chatham; Lois Myers and Patricia Nini, both of Harding Township, announced the success of their third major fundraiser, held Sunday morning, September 22, at the Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morristown, NJ. Over 400 people participated, many in support of friends and family touched by ovarian cancer.
The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation donates nearly 80% of all monies it receives to research organizations that are directly involved with ovarian cancer. This year’s recipients will include the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program at Northwestern University, a major international research program supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI); and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in New York.
Opening the event were U.S. Representative Rodney Frelinghysen, who spoke about the importance of funding research today. Jan Wotowicz, Mayor of Morris Township and Fred Pocci, Mayor of Chatham Township, greeted walkers and expressed their support for the Madison, NJ- based Foundation.
Awards were presented at the close of the 1-, 3- and 5-mile walk. Pat Castle of Lyndhurst accepted the Team Award for Highest Number of Pledges. About 80 members of the Castle family walked in memory of Diane Castle, who died of ovarian cancer in July, 2001. The Madison-based Wyeth Corporation, also a major corporate sponsor of the Walkathon, won the award for Most Number of Walkers.
Those who wish more information or want to donate to the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation can contact them at 973-644-0500 or Post Office Box 1124, Madison, NJ 07940.

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OVARIAN CANCER GROUP WELCOMES RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH
Madison, NJ – February 8, 2002. News of National Cancer Institute (NCI) trials on an early-stage blood test for ovarian cancer has special meaning for the three women who head the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation, a New Jersey group that supports research on this devastating disease. Patricia Nini, New Vernon, Gail MacNeil, Chatham, and Lois Myers, Harding Township, all survivors of ovarian cancer, started the Foundation to advocate for research and dissemination of information about ovarian cancer, which causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
The Foundation raised more than $100,000 in 2001 for research and information. A primary beneficiary was the group that developed the new test -- NCI’s National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program, directed by David Fishman, M.D., Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “We are proud to have played a part in this groundbreaking study,” said Foundation President Patricia Nini. “We know firsthand that early detection can save 90 percent of women with ovarian cancer and are committed to working with Dr. Fishman and supporting his lifesaving research.” The test, if validated, has the potential to detect protein patterns that may reflect presence of the disease during Stage 1, when it is more easily treatable.
The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation, based in Madison, NJ, is the only New Jersey organization devoted to fundraising for ovarian cancer research. The September 2001 Walkathon drew more than 350 participants and was the group’s major fundraiser.

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HUNDREDS MARCH IN KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPE WALKATHON FOR OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH; RECORD AMOUNT RAISED
Madison, NJ – September 26, 2001. Gail MacNeil, Chatham, Lois Myers, Harding Township, and Patricia Nini, New Vernon, founders of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation, announced the success of their second annual Walkathon in support of ovarian cancer research, held Sunday morning, September 9, at the Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morristown, NJ. About 350 walkers turned out, more than twice the number as last year, many in support of friends and family touched by ovarian cancer. The Walkathon raised nearly $100,000, four times last year’s totals. More than $50,000 was collected at Sunday morning’s event alone.
“We were deeply gratified by the response to the Walkathon,” said Nini, President of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation. “The financial contributions and presence of so many supporters sends a strong message – together we can make a difference in the fight against this terrible disease.” Recipients of the funds raised by the Walkathon will include the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program at Northwestern University, a major international research program supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI); and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in New York.
Opening the event were Bret Schundler, former Mayor of Jersey City and New Jersey gubernatorial candidate; Jay Delaney, Mayor of Morristown; Sue Hoag, Mayor of Chatham Township; and Jan Wotowicz, Mayor of Morris Township, who brought greetings to the walkers and shared their own personal stories of cancer. Ali Dwyer of the Madison YMCA led the walkers in warm-up exercises, and Jean Marie Rosone, LCSW, of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Atlantic Health Systems, started the marchers on their way.
Awards were presented at the close of the 1-, 3- and 5-mile walk. The team with the highest number of pledges was American Home Products (AHP), Madison. Accepting the award for AHP were Ray Mann, Madison, Assistant Vice President of International Taxes, and Lisa L. Brandes, Rockaway, Manager of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, both of whose lives have been touched by ovarian cancer. The male walker with the highest number of pledges was Edward Lurie, Albany, New York, who walked with the AHP team in memory of his wife, Carol Lurie. The Castle family of Lyndhurst, walking in memory of Diane Castle, who died of ovarian cancer in July, won the award for the largest number of walkers. Patti Castle, partner in Optimum Orthopedics, Lyndhurst, and Diane’s sister, was the female walker with the highest number of pledges. The Castle family also received the Founders Award, given to the company or person sharing the goals and mission of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation.
Corporate sponsors supporting the walk included American Home Products, James C. Edwards and Co., and PRMC Advertising, Presenting Sponsors; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Schering-Plough, Coldwell Banker and Frederick Wildman, Major Sponsors; and GPU Energy, Optimum Orthopedics, TyCom, Lexus, Kessler Rehabilitation and Westminster Land Development, Contributing Sponsors.
Area businesses and professionals contributed goods and services, including Maurice Sabloff of Maurice’s Original Party Animals; Ty Schulze of Apples & Company; Maria Waldheim, Massage Therapy of Chatham; Sandy O’Reilly, The Massage Dome; The Seeing Eye, Inc., Morristown; and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Madison. Music was provided by Nightmoves. Many more local businesses supplied refreshments and door prizes.
Those who wish more information or want to donate to the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation can contact them at 973-644-0500 or Post Office Box 1124, Madison, NJ 07940.