Who Is Not These Ovaries?
At the Not These Ovaries, we are driven by a powerful vision – a world where Ovarian Cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease. Our relentless pursuit of this vision is built upon a foundation of unwavering commitment, innovation, and support for patients and caregivers.
Founded by three dedicated directors, our non-profit is on a mission to reshape the future of women’s health. We focus on raising funds to sponsor cutting-edge research that targets Ovarian Cancer, with a special emphasis on Borderline and Low-Grade Serous variants. Our goal is simple yet profound: to transform Ovarian Cancer from a devastating diagnosis into a manageable condition.
We believe in a future where early detection and innovative treatments are the norm, where the suffering caused by Ovarian Cancer becomes a thing of the past. Our commitment to this cause is unwavering, and we are dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of those affected by this disease, as well as future generations.
Join us in our journey to redefine the fight against Ovarian Cancer. Together, we can shape a brighter, healthier future for women everywhere.
We envision a world where Ovarian Cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease — where early detection is easy and innovative
treatments are available. A world where patients and their families can receive the best possible outcomes.
Committed to putting 100% of donations to work, our mission is to move fast to fund clinical trials and support frontline researchers — catalyzing annual improvement to end Ovarian Cancer while providing patients with the information they need.
When Emily was told she might have ovarian cancer, she and her husband were lost. By the time they had received this news, they had spent weeks being turned away from several doctors with no clear diagnosis.
At this point, she had brought herself into the ER, where she was admitted to the hospital. It took a multitude of phone calls to fight for appointments, lots of research online, fighting through long, overdrawn processes and red tape, and even hand deliverying medical specimens for them to find the right diagnosis and next steps.
Now, with a diagnosis and surgery behind them, they’re committed to helping others going through the same. No one should have to do what they did, ever again.
Who This Impacts
Ovarian cancer, as most know it, typically impacts older people. But borderline and low grade serous ovarian cancers affect those who are younger, commonly found in people ages 18-45. Because of gender-based medical gaslighting and lack of education, symptoms are often overlooked until it’s too late. And for those that do survive, treatment options are extremely limited and unproven.
Where We Focus
Not These Ovaries is here to help those diagnosed navigate the complicated process, while funding the research and trials needed to speedily improve diagnosis and survival rates.
$1.8M Raised for Our First Research Project
Our directors in partnership with Dana Farber, has fully funded and and kicked off one of the largest research project for Borderline Ovarian Cancer research.