Lisa Loonstyn-Golden embodied perseverance and grace during her battle with ovarian cancer. From the moment she was first diagnosed, her fight was fierce and her spirit always strong. She never faltered in continuing to be the amazing mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend who she always was. Lisa was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in June 2008 at the age of 20 after experiencing symptoms of bloating, indigestion, frequent urination and abdominal pain. Though she immediately underwent surgery and was considered cancer-free, she had a reoccurrence two years later in June 2010 and passed away in May 2012.
Lisa fought for her life and was determined to live it to the fullest every single day. Even as she fought her own battle, her diagnosis ignited a fire in her to protect and fight for other women. She became a staunch advocate for ovarian cancer education, research and support. We vow to continue this important fight for Lisa so we may one day witness a future where no woman, or her family, suffers from ovarian cancer. Lisa’s Army is the continuation of her powerful legacy through the ones who love her most.
The mission of Lisa’s Army is to empower young women affected by ovarian cancer by:
- Improving quality of life
- Providing financial assistance
- Building community and empowering young people to be aware and get involved
Lisa’s Army is a unique resource for ovarian cancer patients in their teens, 20s and 30s. The monetary assistance we provide through the Lisa’s Army Grant will help to reduce the financial burden that an ovarian cancer diagnosis can bring.
Apply For Grant
To apply for a Lisa’s Army Grant you must:
- Have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer
- Be in active treatment
- Be 13-39 years old
- Be a United States resident or citizen
- Live in the Delaware Valley
*Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and may be insured or uninsured.
How Young Adults Can Get Involved