The Katie Oppo Research fund (KORF) is proud to announce its 2017 grant to Northwell Health to fund a clinical trial for patients diagnosed with advanced stage III and IV ovarian cancer. KORF’s goal is to honor Katie’s memory, raise awareness, and find prevention, treatment, and cure for all forms of ovarian cancer.
Katie Oppo was raised in Manhasset and was a nineteen year old, pre-med student at Johns Hopkins University, as well as a research intern at Northwell Health the summer of 2010. That August she returned from a family vacation and was diagnosed with stage IV Small Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary-Hypercalcemic Type (SCCOHT), a rare form of ovarian cancer.
Katie was also a volunteer at Northwell Health the summer of 2009–which is why it is so fitting that KORF has come full circle to fund this clinical trial, which might have extended her life, had it been available.
Katie never gave up hope for a cure. Although she passed on April 11, 2011, her memory lives on in the Research Fund. KORF continues the fight for a cure and the desire to help others with ovarian cancer. We believe that funding this clinical trial at Northwell Health gives back to the community that rallied around Katie—a place she dearly loved.
Thank you to all our supporters for coming out to this years Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Walk / Run, held on Sunday, June 12, 2016. This year we paused for a moment of remembrance of Eugene Oppo, Katie’s father, who recently passed. This years run and and in memoriam donations raised over $10,000. Many thanks to our volunteers and Manhasset Crew for their continued support.
Please join us for the 6th Annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5k Run / Walk on June 12, 2016, beginning 9:00 AM at Flower Hill Park in Manhasset.
We would like to thank all the amazing friends that came out to support the Katie Oppo Research Fund. We had a very gracious amount of support. Our exact numbers are not reported yet but with your help on Friday, November 13, 2015, we were able to raise additional funds to help fight ovarian cancer. We are so proud to be in a community in which we have so many supporters willing to attend our events and give to such a great cause. Congrats to the Silent Auction winning bidders!!!!
Once again, a big thank you to all our supporters for coming out to this years Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Walk / Run, held on Sunday, June 14, 2015. It was another beautiful day. This year we raised over $19,000. Many thanks to the individuals and local businesses that donated items to our silent auction: Manhasset Animal Hospital, Dan’s Dog Walking and Pet Sitting and Long Island Plastic Surgery.
Formerly, the Katie Oppo Research Fund was classified as a 501(c)(3) Private Foundation. Since we are primarily a publicly supported organization, the Kate Oppo Research Fund had requested and was granted by the IRS, a ruling to be reclassified as a Public Charity.
Please join us for the 5th Annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5k Run / Walk on June 14, 2015, beginning 9:00 AM at Flower Hill Park in Manhasset.
The Katie Oppo Research Fund will be hosting the Fight Ovarian Cancer Dinner Gala 2014 on Saturday November 15th at 7:00pm. This event is in support of our mission to increase awareness and fund research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of ovarian cancer.
We will be honoring Dr. William Grace for his dedication and humanitarianism in helping his patients find the best treatment and cure of rare and aggressive cancers.
The Dinner Gala will take place at Leonard’s Palazzo located at 555 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY. There will be an open bar, silent auction and music provided by DJ Jeff Ciccone, aka DJ Narcotik
Thank you all for coming out to this years Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Walk / Run held on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 9 AM. The weather was beautiful, attendance was great and most importantly, we raised over $16,000. This year’s course was modified to a 5k and for the first time, the run was timed by Long Island Race Timing. Runners were able to get their personal stats as well as rankings of their peers.