Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®
A Program of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA)

Educating Medical Students in New England
Developed in 2002 by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, now OCRFA, Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®  (STS), provides the opportunity for survivors to speak directly to future health professionals. The goal is to increase understanding of ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors so that they can diagnose the disease when it is in its earlier, most treatable stages.
If you are an ovarian cancer survivor, please help us put a face and voice to the disease by volunteering to participate in STS®. You will receive training and advice about how to write down and present your story and we’ll be right there with you during the presentation as well. We present the STS® program to students at the University of Connecticut and Tufts Medical School (Boston) and The Dempsey Center For Hope And Healing (Maine). Class sizes are small and the students are friendly, open, and eager to learn.

Contact Diane Riche for more information:
508-827-1212 or

Public Displays
We staff tables at many public fairs, shows and festivals throughout the year to take advantage of the many visitors that we can educate, raise awareness and have open discussions with. We hand out educational symptom cards, brochures and sell a variety of teal awareness merchandise. If you would like to have us at your event, please email

Speaking Engagements
Ovarian Cancer 101 provides free presentations on ovarian cancer for civic, school and church groups. To request a speaker for your group, e-mail Please include the name of the organization; the date, time and place for the meeting, and specific contact information for the person in charge of the meeting.

Awareness Signs & Symptom Cards
Free by request to display at local businesses etc. Just visit our Shop

Resource Guide
A complete guide covering ovarian cancer facts, genetic considerations, managing treatment, survivorship and more. The guide also includes area (Cape Cod & the Islands) resources for support and financial assistance.

Bags of Hope and Comfort
These complimentary bags include information and items intended to provide support and comfort to Cape Cod and Islands women who receive an ovarian cancer diagnosis. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and are currently in treatment, Ovarian Cancer 101 (OC101) will provide a free bag of items to you for use during chemo & beyond.
These bags include a copy of OC101’s Ovarian Cancer Resource Guide, a reusable teal ribbon tote bag, a blanket, slipper socks, insulated lunch bag, water bottle, items to help with chemo side effects, and more!