The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund aims to shine a light on a disease that has been in the shadows for too long.

Help us SPEAK OUT FOR HOPE.

Our mission is to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts that will help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer. 100% of the profits from the sale of our LMOCF products, will be donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.

Thanks to generous donations from our friends, colleagues, and customers, we have raised awareness and significant funds to further our mission. These contributions have enabled us to provide critical funding to support the following charitable organizations worldwide:

LMOCF CHARITABLE GIVING IN THE U.S.

Organization
Mission
Project(s) that LMOCF is funding
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is the world's oldest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research, and education in cancer. MSK's scientists and clinicians generate innovative approaches to better understand, diagnose, and treat cancer.
Grants from LMOCF enable Memorial Sloan-Kettering's physician-scientists to act quickly on promising ovarian cancer research, bringing new hope to women.
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.
LMOCF underwrote a series of educational how-to videos on topics that affect those living with cancer. The Fund also sponsored the organization's National Conference on Work & Cancer, which explored the challenges working people with cancer face—job search, health insurance, legal issues, working through treatment, and job re-entry.
Promotes awareness and education on early detection and risk factors of ovarian cancer.
LMOCF provided a grant to the Laura Lia Murray Fund for Ovarian Cancer, supporting programs such as:
  1. The Ovarian Cancer Tumor Registry Retrospective Study, which analyzes the hospital’s vast patient database to determine potential risk factors, better treatment algorithms, prognostic characteristics, preventative measures, and improved surveillance methods.
Seminars to educate the local community on early detection and risk factors for ovarian cancer.

LMOCF INTERNATIONAL CHARITABLE GIVING

Organization
Mission
Project(s) that LMOCF is funding
Ovarian Cancer Action is the UK's leading ovarian cancer charity dedicated to improving the survival rates of women with the disease, funding research, raising awareness and giving a voice to women affected by the disease.
LMOCF provided a grant to support the LARP1 in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Project, aimed at accelerating the understanding of ovarian cancer – a complex disease and the levels of relapse remain high – with the added complication that patients become resistant to further chemotherapy.
Fonds pour les soins palliatifs is dedicated to providing palliative care to improve the quality of life for patients with terminal diseases, especially cancer. The organization's effective strategy is based on four pillars: raising awareness for the importance of quality palliative care, research, non-drug therapies, and digital services.
LMOCF provided a grant to support a music therapy program for palliative care patients. This innovative approach is designed to foster a sense of dignity among ill patients, most of whom are women, while easing pain through non-drug therapy. The program has been shown to improve patients' self-expression and facilitate communication between family and caregivers.

Ovarian Cancer Canada is the country's only national charity whose mission is dedicated solely to overcoming ovarian cancer by:

  1. Supporting women living with the disease and their families
  2. Raising awareness in the general public and with health care professionals
  3. Funding research in early detection, prevention, improved treatments and, ultimately, a cure
LMOCF is sponsoring Ovarian Cancer Canada's Annual Walk of Hope, the largest national walk dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer. The event has raised more than $14 million for ovarian cancer research and awareness since 2002.

Ovarian Cancer - What you need to know:

  • Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecological cancers in the United States.*
  • Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.*
  • Know your family history. Up to 15% of all ovarian cancer is hereditary and there are things you can do to reduce risk for yourself and your family.*
  • The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2012; 15,500 women will die of the disease.
  • Most women newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer already have advanced disease.*

So what can you do?

  • Educate yourself about the symptoms, and talk to your physician if you experience persistent bloating, abdominal or pelvic pain, feeling full quickly when eating or changes in urination.*
  • If you are told you may have ovarian cancer, see a gynecologic oncologist; these specialized doctors have access to the most innovative care options.*

*Source:

Dr. Carol Aghajanian

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

For more information and education on Ovarian Cancer, please visit: www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/adult/ovarian

MORE FACTS FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOU

Could you describe the charitable structure of the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund?

Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund is a Donor Advised Fund, administered by Charities Aid Foundation America (CAFAmerica), a US 501c(3) public charity that specializes in the responsible oversight of global giving.

Can I donate directly to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund?

Yes, you may donate directly to the fund online via our partnership with CAFAmerica.

To donate by check, please click here to download the donor form, print and mail it with your check to:

CAFAmerica
1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 150
Alexandria VA, 22314-2840

Will my donation be tax-deductible?

The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund is supported by CAFAmerica and, as a US 501(c)(3)public charity, gifts to CAFAmerica are fully tax-deductible in the United States.

How much will be donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund from the sale of the Bonne Mine palette and the Rose Hope Lip Glacé?

100% of the profits from the sale of these products will be donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Shop for our cause: http://www.lauramercier.com/ocf.

Am I required to pay a sales tax on these products?

Yes, standard taxes apply. Sales tax will be determined by the ship-to address of the order and will automatically be added onto the order. We are required by law to apply sales tax to order (including shipping & handling) for the following states and the District of Columbia: AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA and WA. Orders are taxable (excluding shipping & handling) for the following states: MA and UT.

Are there other ways to donate to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund?

Yes, you can donate $1 or $5 at checkout when shopping on www.lauramercier.com.

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