The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc, a partner-member organization of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, is a non-profit, 501c3 organization created as a tribute to the life, character, and immense strength of Sandy Rollman. Sandy passed away from advanced ovarian cancer in May 2000. Prior to diagnosis, Sandy experienced many textbook symptoms. Her symptoms were whispering only no one was listening. The tragic result was that Sandy never had a chance against ovarian cancer.
Her sister Adriana Way and her nurse Robin Cohen decided to keep Sandy’s memory alive while trying to prevent other women from having to endure the same pain as she did. It is in Sandy’s memory and the memory of all women who have succumbed to this insidious disease, that we have dedicated our efforts to help conquer ovarian cancer. Sandy Rollman was a fighter in the truest sense of the word. It would have been a mistake for us to just give up.
Board of Directors
- Adriana Way, President
- Robin Cohen, Executive Director
- Wendy Heacock, Treasurer
- Ellie Beisser
- Eileen Berta
- Terri Loring
- Jessica Maiola
- Jonathan MacKenzie
- Kathy Monday
- Jeanne Whitmore
Medical Adisory Board
- Rachael Brandt- Certified Genetic Counselor Lankenau & Bryn Mawr Hospitals
- Dr. Thomas Dardarian
Bryn Mawr Hospital
- Dr. Mitchell Edelson
- Dr. Paul Gilman
Lankenau Hospital Cancer Center
- Dr. Norman Rosenbloom
Thomas Jefferson Hospital
- Dr. Stephen Rubin
Hospital Of Pennsylvania
The Sandy Rollman Foundation is proud to be a part of many different programs which all support the foundation in one way or another. We encourage you to participate! See the menu to the left to view our current programs.
If you are interested in starting a new program with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Quilt Project
This year, the SROCF will launch a Quilt Project Initiative to display “The Faces of Ovarian Cancer.” This project is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a loved one. Submissions can be in the form of a picture, words (10 word limit) or an idea for an embroidery image. When submitting an idea for an embroidery image, please submit 2 or 3 ideas of the person’s favorite thing or symbols to represent them listed in order from 1 to 3 (so we know which you would prefer if available). The finished quilt will be “unveiled” at the Sandy Sprint. To participate in the Quilt Project:
- Purchase your Quilt Square Here. Each square is $25.00. Please select Quilt Project from the drop-down menu (you may purchase more than one square).
- Email your photo (in jpeg format), words or 2 to 3 ideas for embroidery to Robin at email@example.com by February 12, 2012. Please include your name, the name of the person for which the square is being made and if this is “In Honor” or “In Memory”.
Survivors Teaching Students
Through the Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives (STS) program, Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation educates medical students about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
The goal of the STS program is to increase the number of healthcare providers who recognize ovarian cancer symptoms and refer women suspected of ovarian cancer to gynecologic oncologists to diagnose and treat the disease in its earliest stages.
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) works through its partner members and affiliates to offer the program at no charge in more than 90 U.S. medical schools. STS Volunteer Speakers are needed. If you would like to share your story, contact Robin Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the Dr. You Program, Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation educates the general public about ovarian cancer through interactive skits. The program also teaches people how to navigate through the healthcare system and be their own best advocate. If you are interested in bringing the Dr. You to your business or school, contact Robin Cohen at email@example.com.