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7th Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Run – June 11, 2017

Please join us for the 7th Annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5k Run / Walk on June 11, 2017, beginning 9:00 AM at Flower Hill Park in Manhasset.

Northwell Health Grant

KORF GIVES GRANT FOR OVARIAN CANCER CLINICAL TRIAL TO NORTHWELL HEALTH

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 stage IV ovarian cancer. KORF’s goals are to honor Katie Oppo’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 very rare and devastating 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, her family, and her friends 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 community she dearly loved.

Year End Message

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6th Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Run

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.

6th Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Run – June 12, 2016

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.

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2015 Dinner Gala

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!!!!

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5th Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Run

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.

Now a 501(c)(3) Public Charity

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.

5th Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Run – June 14, 2015

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.

4th Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Walk/Run

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.