Passionate Activism

The Kaleidoscope of Hope Ovarian Cancer Foundation (KOH) 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.

In the News

2018 Grantee

Kalpana Dorayappan, PhD, received an International Scholar Award from Ohio State University. She also presented a poster on the research KOH is helping to fund at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) Annual Meeting in March.

September Walks

September 15, 2019

The Gail MacNeil
Morristown Walk
Loantaka Brook Reservation


September 22, 2019

The Diane Castle
Lyndurst Walk
Richard W. DeKorte Park

September 28, 2019

Valerie O’Rourke Foley
Bradley Beach Walk

Ocean Ave. & 5th Ave.

Over $180,000 Raised in 2018

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Stories

Early detection can greatly increase a woman’s survival rate. KOH will feature a new survivor story frequently to help those fighting cancer realize that there is hope. See Stories


Michele Collins

I was an active 39 year old mom with an 8 year old son and 10 year old daughter at the time of my diagnosis…


Lynn Franklin

It was the fall of 2004 and I detected a symptom that was unusual for me.  I would feel a pull in the pelvic area…


Dee Sparacio

In 2005, one month after my 50th birthday, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer…