• Fighting Ovarian Cancer

    with Research and Awareness

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As we all know, these are very difficult and challenging times for everyone, but especially for those whose immune systems are weak from cancer, cancer treatments, and other immune suppressing disorders and afflictions–our heart and concern is with you!

KORF encourages everyone to stay safe and healthy during the Covid 19 outbreak by continuing to shelter at home and to  avoid contact with outsiders as much as possible and to maintain social distancing.

Team Katie’s mission remains focused: we will continue to fund cutting edge research, we will increase our efforts to find prevention, earlier diagnosis, and innovative treatments that work with a person’s own immune system.

Additionally, It is our hope and desire that we will be able to come together on June 14th, for our memorial run/walk, albeit with alterations to our usual protocol (such as: online registration only, proper social distancing, no congregating before or after the run/walk, and no tables for refreshments). But of course, we will keep you posted as to the date and you can check our website for further information.

One last bit of information: This would be our Tenth Memorial Run/Walk to mark the passing of Katie. It is with sadness, that we realize that ten years has passed, but mostly, it is with our trademark Katie hopefulness, that we believe that somehow, we will all be well enough to be together for the run/walk to remember and honor her, and the work that Team Katie has already accomplished as well as our dreams for a better, healthier future!

The Manhasset Community is strongest together as we continue our support and show concern for our neighbors and friends!

With love,

Liz and Team Katie

The mission of the Katie Oppo Research Fund (KORF) is 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.
Learn more about KORF

Upcoming Events


Tenth Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Run/Walk 5K
Sunday, June 14th at 9am

More details available soon

Possible Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer:

  • Persistent abdominal bloating or nausea
  • Changes in normal energy levels (fatigue)
  • Pain, pressure or tenderness in the pelvic area or lower back
  • Changes in appetite or bowel movements
  • Pressure to empty bladder, difficulty emptying bladder or change in frequency of urination
  • Pain during sex
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Increased abdominal girth
  • Changes in menstruation

* See your gynecologist for regular check-ups or if you have one or many of the above symptoms