Welcome To The Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
The Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation (NLOCF) is a 501-(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in January of 2004 by Lori Livingston who lost her mother, Norma Livingston, to ovarian cancer. The mission of the NLOCF is to raise funds for ovarian cancer research, to increase awareness about the risks, symptoms and treatments of this disease and provide assistance to those undergoing treatment.
Norma was a healthy, active 65-year-old woman who was rarely sick and very proactive about her health. She went to her internist complaining of weight gain, abdominal discomfort, and a chronic cough. When the diagnosis was finally made, Norma had stage 4 ovarian cancer. She endured nine hours of surgery, countless rounds of chemotherapy and experimental drugs, and thirteen months later she passed away.
Norma’s story is like so many, diagnosed too late with the chances of survival slim. Lori decided to make a difference in the fight against ovarian cancer and hence the foundation was started to prevent others from losing their loved ones from this deadly disease, and to provide support to those battling the disease.
Through the sale of the statewide Driving out Ovarian Cancer car tag, NLOCF has raised over $1.5 million dollars to fund research at the University of Alabama Birmingham’s Division of Gynecology Oncology at UAB. READ MORE >
Through community awareness events and educational programs, NLOCF works hard to raise awareness about the silent symptoms of ovarian cancer, educate the community about treatment options, and support those batting ovarian cancer. READ MORE >
Patient Support Program delivers support services to patients, survivors and caregivers through financial assistance, emotional support, educational opportunities, and medical support. READ MORE >