The incredible participants of OCRF’s Woman to Woman Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven made their national debut last summer when the program’s Physician Champion, Dr. Elena Ratner, the Program Coordinator, Nina Carusillo and mentors, Amy Miller and Debra Levin, as well as Amy’s mentee, Kimberly Pasko, starred in two videos beamed into millions of homes as part of QVC’s live two-hour broadcast from the grounds of OCRF’s annual Super Saturday fundraising event.
QVC has produced a number of videos featuring the program and this year sent a camera crew to New Haven, CT to spend the day with and document the progress and impact of Woman to Woman on program participants at the Smilow Cancer Hospital. The resulting video, which, along with the others created can be seen here, show the life-changing impact of the program.
Since 2007, “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” has raised awareness about ovarian cancer and OCRF in millions of U.S. homes and generated $7.5 million to fund both ovarian cancer research and the Woman to Woman program. OCRF’s Super Saturday is a day-long fundraising event for the entire family and features a large sale of top designer items discounted 30-50% off of their retail price. All proceeds from sales of merchandise, tickets and tables go toward funding OCRF’s programs, including vital ovarian cancer research by the nation’s top scientists as they seek to end this terrible disease.
Thanks to the Woman to Woman staff and program participants at Smilow Cancer Hospital for giving their time to us and sharing their stories with the world!