Powell-Drescher Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

The mission of the Powell-Drescher Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation is to power the future of ovarian cancer research by endowing funds and championing collaboration between scientist and survivor.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game . . .

. . . and help us TEAL THE FIELD!

Join us at T-Mobile Park on Sunday, August 4, to Strike Out Ovarian Cancer! Tickets are $45 for 100-level seats when purchased through our link, and $27 from every ticket sold is donated to the Powell-Drescher Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

Wear teal (or, as the Mariners refer to it, Northwest Green) to help us Teal the Field!

Grab your tickets:

We're ENLIGHTENING ovarian cancer research - come join us!

Do you remember, the 21st night of September . . .

Join us at 5:30 p.m. on September 21, 2024 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA  98040 as we ENLIGHTEN ovarian cancer research!  You’ll hear about the powerful accomplishments of the last year and what we’re up to next.  And, new this year:  the Afterparty, where we’ll offer an exclusive aperitif (and coffee) and the opportunity to chat with ovarian cancer scientists and survivors!   

Buddha Bruddah will once again provide the fabulous food and Jen Akin is mixing up some divine drinks!  In addition to an energetic live auction, we’ll have a silent auction and dessert dash at the event.  And wear something teal – we have prizes for “best use of teal” and “most teal attire.”  

Can’t make it on September 21?  You can bid on some items online starting September 10, as well as preview everything that will be in the live and silent auctions.  

Come ENLIGHTEN ovarian cancer research with us!

Ovarian cancer survivors, scientists and clinicians should contact us for a discount code.

Ingrid Clancy takes on the Portuguese Camino for Ovarian Cancer! 

Ingrid is walking over 450 miles in May 2024 to raise awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research.  You can follow her progress, sign her guestbook, and donate: 

We believe that the input of ovarian cancer survivors to ongoing research is critical to its success.

Ovarian cancer survivors bring immense value to the research process but may lack the confidence to become involved, or understand how to reach the scientists.

Scientists have few avenues by which to meet survivors, yet the grant awards process increasingly benefits from (and sometimes requires) survivor involvement.

The Powell-Drescher Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation is working to bridge these gaps, and raise research money to combat this deadly disease.

You can read more here:

Ovarian cancer survivor Anna Hedden attended her first scientific conference in October, participating in the DOD Ovarian Cancer Academy Retreat and the AACR Special Conference in Cancer Research: Ovarian Cancer.

Here are her powerful thoughts on the experience:

Having been previously involved with ovarian cancer advocacy on a legislative side only, I have to admit, I was a bit intrigued by two questions prior to arriving at the conferences. First, could my voice truly offer a different perspective to a scientist-survivor collaboration? After all, I was about to enter a room full of very accomplished physicians and scientists. And second, was it really possible for me to tell such a highly knowledgeable audience anything they didn’t already know about ovarian cancer? Well, looking back at my experiences, the answer to both questions is resounding “Yes”, and I couldn’t have felt more humbled and honored to have had an opportunity to share my story, and to contribute my insights and points of view. I can truthfully say I felt genuinely embraced by the entire scientists-physicians community at both events.

In addition to the incredible privilege of sharing my synchronous cancers journey, I also came away from both conferences with deep sense of purpose, clarity of vision, and unwavering commitment to continue to pursue research advocacy. Meeting, and having an opportunity to learn from and interact with so many physicians and scientists not only enriched my understanding of the GYN cancers space but, also, opened my eyes and exposed me to the frightening vacuum of unmet needs within the ovarian cancer landscape. Something that I intuitively suspected but could not quite articulate prior to attending both conferences in Boston.

All the knowledge, interactions, and education I received truly crystallized and reinforced my most profound beliefs that, in the context of ovarian cancer, and all of its rare tumor types and subtypes, conversations in our society about “Underserved Communities” and “Lack of Access” cannot simply be limited to the issues of demographics. Of course, these are very important conversations to be had and, more importantly, vitally needed actions to be implemented, so that the barriers are as much as possible minimized and, ultimately, eliminated. But that alone would not address the needs of the ovarian cancer patients (and families) whose tumor profiles, at present time, simply do not have any targeted treatment options. And that is, more than anything, what is driving my advocacy passion going forward.  Speaking up and out for Anyone, who doesn’t have a fair chance to succeed, so that Everyone (no matter their tumor profile) would have an equal chance to survive!

In that context, one could make a strong argument that entire ovarian cancer, as a disease, is an “Underserved Community”. And only: (1) firm commitment to continued research, (2) prioritizing increased and thoughtfully targeted funding, and (3) powerfully vocal and skilled advocacy can bring us closer to making this disease survivable for all (urgently needed!) and, hopefully, curable (some day).

See our research advocacy page for more information on our research advocacy efforts:

See Sachia's presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) here:

See Sachia's interviews with the Video Journal of Oncology here:

1 in 78 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

1 in 2 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die from their disease.

Ovarian cancer diagnoses
(worldwide, since January 31, 2017)

Ovarian cancer deaths
(worldwide, since January 31, 2017)

January 31, 2017 is when Sachia was diagnosed.

 
 
 
1990 - Deaths/Diagnoses
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2019 - Deaths/Diagnoses
0 /100

Don’t let another 30 years pass without significant change.

Sachia, a patient and an energetic advocate for ovarian cancer research, and Dr. Drescher, a dedicated clinician and researcher, share something profound:  Together, through collaboration, the physician and the patient, the scientist and the survivor, have the power to change the statistics.   

Our tax exempt status pursuant to 501(c)(3) has been approved and is retroactive to our date of formation, May 17, 2022.  Donations made after that date may be treated as tax-deductible contributions.

EIN: 88-2355055

The Powell-Drescher Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation does not accept donations from entities that identify as organizations that meet FDA criteria for a Significantly Regulated Organization (SRO), including non-profits closely affiliated with an SRO.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

12345 Lake City Way NE, #2201 
Seattle, WA  98125
hello@powelldrescher.org 

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Power Team Members

These team members helped us POWER ON by donating before September 30, 2022:

Individuals

Joanne Abelson
Shawna & Glenn Ader
Jennifer Akin
Jenny Aleksich
Aimee & Aimee Amaral
Kristin Anderson & Justin Taylor
Natasha Averill
Siobhan & Sean Baird
Grant Bailey
JoAnn Bailey
Kristin Bailey
Sally Bailey
The Barbo Family
Amber & Fred Beckman
Deborah Binder
Kathy Jo Blake
Craig Bray
Stacey Bailey Brown and Bill Brown
Becky Bruhn
Judith Burkhart
Molly Caulfield
Chris Chang & Eric Han
Robert Chicione Law
Carol Olivia Holden Chilcoat
Audrey Clarke
Sarah Conlon
Laura Coon
Valerie & John Courtney
Elizabeth & David Crouch
Anna Davis & Kevin Scudder
Maureen Devlin
Ronny Drapkin
Robin Foster-Drescher & Charles Drescher
Shoshana Driver
Gretchen & Jon Echols
Monica Edenholm
Linda Eide
Douglas Ende
Beth Enright
Sharon Magliano Feliciano & Rick Feliciano
Sharon Fischlowitz
Staci & Dan Foster
Dallis Fox
Andrew Galdi
Gayle Golike
Charles Golden
Caroline & Peter Gorlick
Sally & John Gould
Leah Graham
Christine Gray
Byron Greene
Lauren Hadley & Tim Hambridge
Marlene & William Haffner
Stephanie Haffner
Deanna & Eve Hammond
Phyllis Herzog & Ned Porges
Robin Hornung
Kristin House
Julie & Todd Jablonski
Anthony Jeremiah
Nicolette Jessen
Nathalia Jimenez & Hernando Olivar
Myskal Kanietova
Stephen Kilbreath
Marilyn Knauf
Elizabeth Koehler
Liselotte Koenig
Suzanne Kolb & Bruce Waltar
Sarah Kolpacoff
Sarah Krauss
Sanya Lawless
Sharon Leinweber
Titania Limanardia & Nino Yuniardi
Jadelyn Lippmann
Sharilyn Lippmann
Susun & Scott Livingston
Christine Logar & Alex Veress
Catherine Maher
Dana Manciagli
Jennifer Mark
Marsha Matsumoto
Ann & Dave McCrea
KK & Jonathan McGuire
Ann & Robin Melvin
Erika & Brad Merlino
Alex Miller
Karen Miller
Johnlyn & Vince Miller
Vivian Miller-Rahl
Andrea Mizer
Dana Monson
Paula Moreschi & Joe Myers
Stephanie & Chuck Mortimer
Merilyn Moss & Michael Prittie
Tracy & Bob Myers
Trish & Jim Myers
Tina Nabseth
Sarah Neyhart & Jonathan McCoy
Eleanor Okeefe
Ellen Passloff
Kristy & Dave Petersen
Jenny & Tim Porter
Sachia Stonefeld & David J. Powell
Janice & Tom Powell
Linda & Mike Rackner
Tara & Todd Raymond
Marion & Mike Richards
Carol Rossel
Michelle & Dave Rudd
Tracy Sambrano
Jill Schneiderman
Cynthia Schreiber & Dan Hoying
Jenna Schuenemann
Kelsey Singleton
Bruce Siqueland
Christie Smith & Kelli Smith-Bailey
Sarah and David Staiger
Adelrun Stonefeld
Karlen & Jason Stonefeld
Steven Strachan
Timothy & Keith Studlack
BrynDel Swift
Erica Temple
Janet Waldeck
Donna Walsh
Carin Weinrich
Mary Wells
Shelley Winder-Yost & John Yost
Alison & Kirby Winfield
Dawn Yonago

Entities

All the Best Pet Care
Bakery Nouveau
Buddha Bruddah
Delfino’s Chicago Style Pizza
Elevated Ice Cream
Elizabeth Yount Morgan at Field
H & H Purveyors
Birdie Miller Designs
Kiran Dhillon Studio
Kudedon and Pane Pane Sandwiches
Macrina Bakery
Michelle Brewer with Seattle Yoga and Reiki Healing Arts
Nicole Elise Jewelry
Ravenna Gardens
Raven’s Brew Cofee
Rumba, Inside Passage & Agua Verde
Sea Creatures Restaurants
Seattle Children’s Theater
Seattle Reparatory Theater
Silverwater Café
Stephen Dale Edwards
StudioRA
Susan Singleton
The ACT Theater
The Old Consulate Inn
The Seattle Theater Group
Tutta Bella
Woodhouse Wine Estate