About

Our mission:

To increase awareness and fund research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of SMALL CELL CARCINOMA OF THE OVARY, HYPERCALCEMIC TYPE (SCCOHT)–a rare and life-threatening disease–as well as all forms of ovarian cancer.

We are so passionate about this cause because our hero, Katie Oppo, succumbed to SCCOHT on April 11, 2011. Katie was an intelligent, determined and courageous person whose dream was to become a physician. She was shocked by the lack of information available to help guide her to the proper treatment for her rare disease. Team Katie’s goal is to shed light on SCCOHT by funding research so others facing this challenge are not alone.

Without your support our vision is not sustainable. We are currently funding research that targets the causes of ovarian cancer and investigates viable, groundbreaking avenues of prevention, treatment and cure. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, and we encourage you to become a member of TEAM KATIE and donate to this very worthy cause.

The Katie Oppo Research Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to research the cause and prevention of SCCOHT and all forms of ovarian cancer. All proceeds go directly to the research fund and are granted to cancer research institutions and individual researchers. We do not offer salaries to any team members as we are staffed entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to our cause and the memory of Katie Oppo. We raise money through events such as the Katie Oppo Memorial Walk/Run (June), the Katie Oppo Research Fund Winter Concert (January), Supporter Sponsored Events and donations from people like you!