Dr. Preti-Mission Statement
Funding Research for Ovarian Cancer Detection and Cure

The mission of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Ovarian Cancer Foundation is to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and increase awareness of the symptoms of this disease

Researchers funded by Kaleidoscope of Hope
Funded Research is summarized on this website.
Morristown September Walk
Morristown September Walk

Join us Saturday September 9, 2023 for the Gail MacNeil Morristown September Walk

Lyndhurst September Walk
Lyndhurst September Walk

Join us Sunday September 10, 2023 for the Diane Castle Lyndhurst September Walk

Bradley Beach September Walk
Bradley Beach September Walk

Join us Saturday September 23 , 2023 for the Valerie O'Rourke Foley Bradley Beach Walk

Overcoming the threat of Ovarian Cancer

Kaleidoscope of Hope Ovarian Cancer Foundation,
together with you, we can do this.

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KOH 2024 September Ovarian Cancer Walks

While we try to increase awareness about ovarian cancer every day, we collectively focus our efforts during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month each September. During our walks, we educate women about the disease, its symptoms and treatment options while raising money for cancer research. The funds we raise during these events are awarded to researchers using innovative ideas and technology to find an early detection test and a cure for ovarian cancer.

Click Here for September Walks.

Announcing 2023’s recipients of KOH Research Grants.

Marcin Iwanicki Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology
Stevens Institute of Technology

Sergey Karakashev, PhD
Assistant Professor
Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Dimitrios Nasioudis, MD
Gynecologic Oncology Fellow
University of Pennsylvania I Abramson Cancer Center

To read about their research, click on Funded Research!

Welcome our newest Board Members!

Susan Falco
Susan of Hackettstown is an ovarian cancer survivor and a health coach in the area.

Kate Bielitz
Kate’s mother is an ovarian cancer survivor.  Kate is currently an early grades educator at Lacordaire Academy, Montclair.  She has earned both an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree from Caldwell University.

Emily DeNapoli
Emily’s mother was diagnosed in 2004 with ovarian cancer and “Team Linda” was formed to raise funds for KOH’s mission.  Emily has a background in financial management.  She resides in Edison with her family.

KOH has donated over $3.25 million for
Ovarian Cancer Research.


A webinair, held on 1/20/22 on SHARE, helps to unpack the confusion surrounding different forms of genetic testing.  It discusses the types of tests you may have had and what tests you should consider in “Genetics and “Genomics”: The Ins and Outs of Testing for Patients with Gynecologic Cancer.  
Click Here to access the webinair and the Slide Sets used during the presentation. 
SHARE is a national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers anyone who has been diagnosed with women’s cancers, and provides outreach to the general public about signs and symptoms.

Passionate Activism

The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation Inc (KOH) raises funds for ovarian cancer research and acts as the primary advocate for ovarian cancer activism in the New Jersey area. Read about the research KOH is supporting today. KOH also sponsors Lucy, a canine being trained to sense malignant ovarian cancer cells, at the Monell Chemical Senses Center.  Read the latest about Lucy here.  
KOH was founded in 2000 by three ovarian cancer survivors who turned their experiences with ovarian cancer into passionate activism.

In the News

KOH sponsored malignant cell sensing canine Lucy featured in Southwest magazine

Lucy is our sponsored canine working in conjunction with Monell Chemical Senses Center.  Lucy is being trained to sense malignant ovarian cancer cells as a test for early detection.  Lucy and the entire program are featured in the February issue of Southwest magazine.  Click Here to read the article.

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… 

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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…

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Dee Sparacio

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

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