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Ovations For A Cure, Inc.

 251 West Central Street, Suite 35
 Natick, MA 01760
[P] (508) 655-5412
[F] (508) 655-5414
www.OvationsForTheCure.org
[email protected]
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INCORPORATED: 2006
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EIN 20-4284833

LAST UPDATED: 01/30/2015
Organization DBA Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer
Ovations
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Ovations for the Cure, Inc. is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer.  Our education programs focus on increasing public awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer in an effort to improve earlier detection of ovarian cancer and thus better outcomes for women who have ovarian cancer. Secondly, our patient programs are created to give knowledge, hope, and comfort to those women currently diagnosed and living with ovarian cancer. Ovations for the Cure, Inc. also provides critical funding for new and ongoing ovarian cancer research initiatives that focus on early detection, prevention, developing more effective treatments for ovarian cancer, and to cure ovarian cancer in our lifetime. 

Mission Statement

Ovations for the Cure, Inc. is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer.  Our education programs focus on increasing public awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer in an effort to improve earlier detection of ovarian cancer and thus better outcomes for women who have ovarian cancer. Secondly, our patient programs are created to give knowledge, hope, and comfort to those women currently diagnosed and living with ovarian cancer. Ovations for the Cure, Inc. also provides critical funding for new and ongoing ovarian cancer research initiatives that focus on early detection, prevention, developing more effective treatments for ovarian cancer, and to cure ovarian cancer in our lifetime. 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
Projected Income $1,000,000.00
Projected Expense $1,000,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Awareness Brochures
  • Helping Hands
  • Learning for Living Symposium
  • Princess Bracelet

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2008 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Ovations for the Cure, Inc. is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer.  Our education programs focus on increasing public awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer in an effort to improve earlier detection of ovarian cancer and thus better outcomes for women who have ovarian cancer. Secondly, our patient programs are created to give knowledge, hope, and comfort to those women currently diagnosed and living with ovarian cancer. Ovations for the Cure, Inc. also provides critical funding for new and ongoing ovarian cancer research initiatives that focus on early detection, prevention, developing more effective treatments for ovarian cancer, and to cure ovarian cancer in our lifetime. 


Background Statement

WHO WE ARE:

Ovations for the Cure

* Was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in April of 2006 by Patricia Flaherty.

* Is dedicated to supporting the research, patient treatment and awareness of ovarian cancer.

* Proliferates broad-spectrum awareness of the risk factors and subtle warning signs of ovarian cancer.

WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING:

Ovarian Cancer

* Will be diagnosed more than 220,000 times worldwide in 2012.

* Will be diagnosed 22,430 times in the United States this year alone.

* Is hard to detect and equally difficult to diagnose, because symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, trouble eating and urinary urgency or frequency are problems any woman may experience at any given moment.

* Claims more deaths than any other gynecological cancer.

* Takes the lives of 3 out of every 4 women diagnosed with the disease.

The symptoms of ovarian cancer are hard to detect and equally difficult to diagnose.

That's because bloating, abdominal pain, trouble eating and urinary urgency or frequency are problems any woman may experience at any given moment. Many women, though, unaware of the subtle clues that ovarian cancer presents, ignore the only warning signs they may ever get.

As a result, they seek medical attention only when symptoms become more pronounced and their condition has dangerously progressed. Even then, the disease is one that is not likely to be recognized immediately.

Now the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women, it is a disease that ought to be more understandable; and therefore, more preventable. There is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer. Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer needs your help in changing these statistics.


Impact Statement

In the last year we have introduced two new patient programs, in addition to maintaining our previous programs of monthly support groups and symposium in September each year.
While undergoing treatment, keeping a healthy diet, or even having food in the home, for an ovarian cancer patient and their family becomes challenging. In speaking with our patients/supporters, food shopping and preparing meals for themselves and their family becomes a huge undertaking. Therefore, Ovations is now offering complimentary healthy meals to ovarian cancer patients and their families while they are undergoing treatment. In 2011, we serviced only the New England area. In 2012, we wish to expand this program to a National level.
In the past year, we have also introduced our "Princess Bracelet".  This is an exclusive item only to ovarian cancer patients and survivors.  The Princess Bead & Bracelet program provides patients with an elegant, silver-plated bangle bracelet adorned with a teal blue crystal bead, with sterling silver imprints on each side.
Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer also continues its mission by providing awareness brochures in every OB/GYN office Nationwide.  We have also increased our awareness through the growth of our website.  We currently receive over 30,000 visits PER MONTH.  Our focus on teaching people the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer has reached to an internationl level with this exposure.
Our continued funding of research is now at a total of $1.4 million since 2006. 
Ovations continues to find any and all methods of increasing awareness of this insidious disease, serving those that have fallen victim to it and funding research to prevent it.

Needs Statement

Our needs include funding of programs and operations, volunteers for delivering meals, and board members.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
STATEWIDE
NATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL

We help anyone anywhere in need.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
  2. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Cancer
  3. Medical Research - Cancer Research

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Awareness Brochures

In an effort to spread awareness about ovarian cancer, its symptoms and what you should know, Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer has created pamphlets to display in your waiting area, desktop or other public location. We've distributed over 400,000 brochures to over 9,500 offices in all U.S. states, plus some in Canada. But, we've still got miles to go. Ovations provides these pamphlets and acrylic display holders to hospitals and doctors' offices around the nation free of charge.

Budget  $42,600.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served Females
Program Short-Term Success 
The more women read these pamphlets, the more they know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.  Knowing these symptoms could save a woman's life.
Program Long-Term Success 
Having full brochure holders in every OB/GYN and Cancer Center in the US.
Program Success Monitored By 
Continued sending of brochures.
Examples of Program Success 
After five years, we are currently in all 50 states. 

Helping Hands

While undergoing treatment, keeping a healthy diet, or even having food in the home, for an ovarian cancer patient and their family becomes challenging. In speaking with our patients/supporters, food shopping and preparing meals for themselves and their family becomes a huge undertaking. Therefore, Ovations is now offering complimentary healthy meals to ovarian cancer patients and their families while they are undergoing treatment. In 2011, we serviced only the New England area. In 2012, we have expanded this program to a National level.

Budget  $73,600.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Patient & Family Support
Population Served People/Families of People with Cancer
Program Short-Term Success  Success will be defined by the number of patients served as well as their responses to a questionnaire given. This questionnaire gives patients and their family an opportunity to give comments about the meals, what they liked and disliked about the program, and how it helped them during their treatment. Every person receiving the meals is given a questionnaire. The results of this questionnaire are tabulated for combined analysis.
Program Long-Term Success 
To feed all ovarian cancer patients undergoing treatment nationwide.
Program Success Monitored By 
Questionnaire
Examples of Program Success 
Program went to 15 families served within 10 months of program inception.

Learning for Living Symposium

Sixth Annual Learning for Living Symposium at the Boston Four Seasons Hotel on September 22, 2012.  This event is free of charge to all ovarian cancer patients.
The Learning for Living with Ovarian Cancer Symposium is an annual forum to educate and update ovarian cancer patients actively receiving treatment, survivors, and caregivers at no cost on the latest updates on ovarian cancer research and new treatments. During the symposium, experts in the treatment of ovarian cancer as well as basic and translational research in ovarian cancer present the updates and critical information important to the audience. After each speaker, there is an open question and answer session for the attendees.  The following years’ talks are chosen based on audience suggestions for future symposiums’ topics.  
Budget  $45,171.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Patient Education
Population Served People/Families of People with Cancer
Program Short-Term Success 

Measuring program success:
Success will be defined by the number of attendees as well as their responses to a questionnaire given. This questionnaire gives participants an opportunity to give comments about the presentations, what they liked and disliked about the program, and to give suggestions for future presentations. Every person attending the symposium is given a questionnaire. The results of this questionnaire are tabulated for combined analysis of each speaker and the event as a whole.

Program Long-Term Success 
All ovarian cancer patients can learn the latest medical updates of this insidious disease in an open and easy to understand format.
Program Success Monitored By  Questionnaires distributed the day of the event.
Examples of Program Success  Sixth year in a row with new patients coming each year.  We also have the questionnaire results from the previous year.

Princess Bracelet

The Princess Bead & Bracelet program provides patients with an elegant, silver-plated bangle bracelet adorned with a teal blue crystal bead, with sterling silver imprints on each side.
The bracelets are free to ovarian patients and survivors as a way of guiding them on their roads to recovery. These women have already paid a heavy price—we'd like to give them hope through their returns to health. 
Budget  $46,100.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served People/Families of People with Cancer
Program Short-Term Success 
The number of bracelets sent out each month.
Program Long-Term Success 
Every ovarian cancer patient wears these bracelets with pride.
Program Success Monitored By 
The number of bracelets sent out each month.
Examples of Program Success 
We average 100 bracelets per month since the inception of this program in 2011.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Paul Flaherty
CEO Term Start Apr 2006
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO Mrs. Lisa Anne Madden
Co-CEO Term Start Dec 2007
Co-CEO Email [email protected]
Co-CEO Experience
With a financial degree from Bentley University and experience in turning for profit companies around, Lisa's expertise has helped Ovations establish a new base after the Founder had passed.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 100
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 100
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr Paul Flaherty
Board Chair Company Affiliation Founder's husband
Board Chair Term Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Paul Flaherty Founder's husband Voting
Mrs. Stephanie Gertz PhD None Voting
Dr Ursula Matulonis None Voting
Mr. David Yarckin D.S. Yarckin Electric Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2008 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
Projected Income $1,000,000.00
Projected Expense $1,000,000.00
Form 990s

2010 990

2009 990

2008 990

Audit Documents

2010 Audited FS

2009 Audited FS

2008 Audited FS

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Total Revenue $339,889 $477,506 $1,317,598
Total Expenses $353,860 $960,326 $1,627,721

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$97,300 $124,000 --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $183,487 $219,750 $1,032,477
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $4,586 $7,756 $3,323
Investment Income, Net of Losses $275 $2,962 $8,315
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $54,241 $123,038 $272,839
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- $644

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Program Expense $177,846 $540,841 $1,046,753
Administration Expense $101,209 $164,063 $224,725
Fundraising Expense $74,805 $255,422 $356,243
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.96 0.50 0.81
Program Expense/Total Expenses 50% 56% 64%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 22% 55% 27%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Total Assets $205,454 $214,871 $689,673
Current Assets $177,498 $184,471 $656,498
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $152,046 $147,492 $139,474
Total Net Assets $53,408 $67,379 $550,199

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.17 1.25 4.71

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Please note, our founder passed in 2008, which reduced our annual income by approximately $1 million per year.  There were also residual expenses in 2009 from signed agreements by the Founder.  We have now restructured to fit within our revenue and maintain our mission statement.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data, charts, and graphs are from IRS 990s.  For FY 2008, contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals as the breakdown was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

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