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Funding Research and Awareness for Ovarian Cancer

Our Mission.

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


 Your Immune System and Cancer Treatment

This free workshop offers information on one of the most exciting new discoveries and treatments for cancer, immunotherapy. Patients and their loved ones are invited to join us as we learn how the immune system interacts with cancer, treatments that are currently available as well as treatments that are being developed, and tips to manage common side effects. In addition, participants will learn about ways to cope with the social and emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

Featured speakers include:
• Michael A. Postow, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
• Ellen Levine, LCSW, OSW-C, Cancer Support Community Central NJ

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration Required, dinner will be served
Location: Bridgewater Manor
1251 U.S. 202/206,  Bridgewater, NJ

For more details and registration, call Cancer Support Community Central Jersey at (908)-658-5400 or visit

 Survivorship Symposium

From Cancer  Patient to Cancer Survivor
A free symposium, sponsored by the Carol G Simon Cancer Center, addressing the important issues affecting cancer survivors and their families.

Saturday, April 18th, 9am-12pm at Morristown Medical Center, Auditoriums A & B (B Level) 
100 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
Registration Required: 1-800-247-9580

Medical Update on Ovarian Cancer

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, EST
Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

A free CancerCare Connect Education Workshop for
women living with ovarian cancer, their families, friends and health care professionals.

Topics covered to include:  Overview of Ovarian Cancer, including Staging, Talking With Your Treatment Team,
The Role of Surgery, Current Standard of Care, and a lot more

Listen to this workshop over the telephone or connect to their webcast online.  

Visit for more info

3rd Annual Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Symposium

Featuring Keynote Speaker
Annie Parker
Saturday May 16, 2015 8:30-11:30AM

Location:  Overlook Medical Center,  99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit,  Bouras Auditorium, 5th Floor 
Registration Required:  1-800-247-9580 
Click to view PDF with more info

 Mark Your Calendars! 2015 Walk Dates!

Morristown Walk - Loantaka Park
 September 13, 2015

Lyndhurst Walk - Richard W. DeKorte Park
September 20, 2015

Avon By the Sea - On the Boardwalk
September 26, 2015

Thanks to all who were a part of our 2014 walks. All walks are a major fundraiser for KOH and the proceeds support our mission to fund research and educational awareness of ovarian cancer.   See you in September 2015!!! 

2015 Walk Registration and Fundraising pages  OPEN NOW


View our 2014 Walk Fundraising Pages

KOH 2015 Research Grants

 Among the many grant applications for funding of innovative ovarian cancer research projects, KOH has narrowed the pool of proposals to its final eight candidates. Applications have been received from leading researchers throughout the United States.
During its 14 year history,  KOH has awarded over $2.6 million for ovarian cancer research. The Morristown-based organization continues its commitment to seeking better treatment options, early detection, and ultimately a cure for this disease by seeking out proposals from world class scientists exploring cutting edge therapies. Ovarian cancer remains the most deadly of all gynecological cancers, and most cases are diagnosed in late stage disease when treatment is far more difficult, and mortality rates are highest. This year’s finalists have been drawn from institutions across the United States
Award decisions will be announced in the next few months by the KOH Scientific Advisory Committee, which is comprised of distinguished scientists in the ovarian cancer research community.

We Remember, We Celebrate,
We Believe

On 10/29/14 KOH hosted an evening of hope as researchers provide updates on the research they are performing with grants from KOH!
  Read the Article    Contribute to our Cause

KOH thanks the following restaurants for their generous donations to:
We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe: A Kaleidoscope of Hope.
Please visit these restaurants, enjoy them, and be sure to thank them for their support of KOHNJ

 New Genetic link to lethal ovarian cancer has potentially been identified

 Aggressive Ovarian Cancer May Be Caused by a Single Gene Mutation

By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor  |  Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have identified a genetic mutation that appears to cause a rare but very aggressive type of ovarian cancer in young women. The discovery could be an important step toward developing the first effective treatments for the disease, called small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT). Funded initially by a charitable organization, the research is also an example of the powerful effect philanthropy can have on rare diseases.

“There are many examples of women in their late teens or early 20s dying quickly from this disease,” says gynecologic oncologist Douglas Levine, who led the research. “The median age at diagnosis is 23, and they usually die within two years — it’s devastating. Finding the cause and a possible target could be a major advance because current therapies have very little effect.”

....Using human cancer cells, Dr. Levine and colleagues then demonstrated that SMARCA4 plays a functional role in promoting or blocking cancer growth. Inactivating SMARCA4 increased cancer growth, while boosting its expression slowed it down. This buttresses the theory that the SMARCA4 mutation is key to the rare disease.

“I don’t know of many cancers where there’s one gene that is universally mutated and seems to be driving the disease,” Dr. Levine says. “One of our next steps will be to investigate whether this one mutation is actually sufficient to transform any type of ovarian cell into a cancer cell, or whether other factors are involved.”

 KOH Announces 2014 HONORED RESEARCHERS Awardees


KOH proudly presents its 2014 Award Winning Researchers 

Michael Goldberg, PhD of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University (L) and Laura Dillon, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics University of Virginia, School of Medicine (R)
READ about their award winning research

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

 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. 

KOH's Lynn Franklin (left) with Carole Fagella (right)


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!

 Fifteen 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 $2.7 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
If you are interested in helping KOH raise funds for research and awareness of Ovarian Cancer then please e-mail .  You may also call us at 973-644-0500.   COME JOIN US!


Hope Abounds! 

FDA Announcement
New Promising Drug!

Alicia's Message to you:

Watch this youtube video
Alicia's message to you 
could save your life!


Can Dogs Detect
Cancer by Smell?

PBS News Special Report
investigaes UPENN's
Vet Program and Ffoster, 
the dog sponsored by KOH!

Watch this PBS News Special


Features Dr. Otto of UPENN
and the training of dogs to
sniff out ovarian cancer.
Watch this News Update

Cathy's Story

Cathy's story is her personal
experience with ovarian
cancer.  The video is
produced by the
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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