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Save the Date!

Spring 2017 Event

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 PM
at Mintz Levin
41st Floor - One Financial Center, Boston, MA

Cocktails/Hors d’oeuvres
Individual Tickets $125

For information about sponsorships or questions, please contact
Nancy Farrell at NFarrell50@gmail.com

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First Meeting of the MA Ovarian Cancer Commission

Cronin Foundation President Nancy Farrell presented to the first meeting of the MA Ovarian Cancer Commission on October 4. She shared the history of the Foundation with Commission members, along with the organization’s mission to support women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Because the Commission is charged with recommending ways to address unmet needs, she also provided a list of recommendations for Commission members to consider, citing the that in the Commonwealth, we:

  • Need more research: to encourage a public/private partnership model to develop a diagnostic test; and to encourage young scientists to stay in the field
  • Need more effective treatments
  • Need more information, facts, awareness to ensure that women are diagnosed EARLY
  • Need general education and better education of primary care physicians 
  • Need to support women who are diagnosed – support multiple types of therapies
  • Continue the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign each fall and run the PSA’s: https://www.youtube.com/user/MAOCACoaltion
  • Bend the curve – save lives

Here is the Commission’s charge from the Legislature:
The Commission is expected to study and report on the following: (i) establishing a mechanism to ascertain the prevalence of ovarian cancer in the commonwealth and, to the extent possible, collecting statistics relative to the timing of diagnosis and risk factors associated with ovarian cancer; (ii) determining how to best effectuate early diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer patients; (iii) determining any unmet needs of persons with ovarian cancer and those of their families; and (iv) providing recommendations for additional legislation, support programs and resources necessary to meet the unmet needs of persons with ovarian cancer and their families. 

14th Anniversary Celebration

Please join the Cronin Foundation as we mark our 14th Anniversary Celebration and honor “Pat’s Friends” – Marylou Sudders, Secretary of the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and you, our friends and supporters.

November 17, 2015
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Scollay Square, 21 Beacon Street, Boston

Emcee, Former Senate President Therese Murray

Cocktails/Hors d’oeuvres/Awards and Auction

Tickets are $125

For more information, contact Nancy Farrell, 617-357-5772 R.S.V.P by November 13, 2015 by sending an email to croninfoundation@gmail.com.

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Cronin Foundation Supports Ovarian Cancer Coalition Campaign

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and the Cronin Foundation has joined with the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Dana-Farber Brigham and Women's Cancer Center to reach out across Massachusetts to provide information to women and their families about ovarian cancer. Please visit our coalition website to learn more about the campaign and share information with your family or at your workplace: www.overiancancerawareness.org.

Get the Facts, Recognize the Signs.

Picture of the MA State House with the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Banner

2014 Grant Applications

Grant Applications are due to the Foundation by October 31, 2014, for the current cycle. You can mail applications to the Foundation at PO Box 101, Quincy, MA 02170. Grants and inquiries can also be emailed to CroninFoundation@gmail.com.

Grant Application Information

Please visit the Grant Procedures page to learn about our procedures and see a sample contract.


Past News and Events


Foundation Announces 11th Anniversary Event

November 14, 2012, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Scollay Square, 21 Beacon St., Boston
Honoring Representative Pat Haddad and Bob Sheridan, President, SBLI
for their work on Ovarian Cancer prevention and awareness.

Foundation Participates in 2012 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

The Cronin Foundation partnered with the Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and the MA Department of Public Health on the 9th Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign during September.  Outreach included a new Public Service Announcement (PSA), which appeared statewide; a banner on the State House with information about our updated website; and a webcast with stories, symptoms and treatment information provided by the coalition members.  You can view the PSA and the archived webcast at www.ovariancancerawareness.org

Latoyia Edwards, NECN, moderated a webcast discussion on ovarian cancer. Here she interviews Dr. Ursula Matulonis, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.


Menard Retirement Party Benefits Foundation

Senator Joan Menard retired from the Massachusetts Senate in January 2011 after serving for 32 years as a state representative and senator.  On December 3, 2010, colleagues, friends and long-time aides honored Senator Menard’s of service to the Commonwealth with a reception at the UMass Club in Boston. 

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2010

The Cronin Foundation again joined with the MA Chapter of the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Coalition, Dana-Farber Brigham & Women’s Cancer Center and the MA Department of Public Health in a September campaign for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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The Milford High School Volleyball Team raised more than $900 for Ovarian Cancer Awareness, which will help to fund ongoing awareness and education. We thank ALL of the teams and sponsors who joined TEAM MOLLY this year!


Cronin Foundation Grants for 2010

This year’s awards – nearly $40,000 - encouraged collaboration on ovarian cancer research, funded three support groups – two in Boston and one in Western MA - and supported a study on mitigating the consequences of the fear of recurrence in Ovarian Cancer survivors.

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Senate President Therese Murray congratulates the Lexington High School Volleyball team on its award-winning 2009 Volley for Molly campaign, encouraging awareness of ovarian cancer.

Foundation announces Eighth Anniversary Event 

RSVP to the Cronin Foundation, PO Box 101, Quincy, MA 02170, or send an email using the Contact Us feature on this site.

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2009 Grant Guide Now Available

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Cronin Foundation Supports Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 

For the 8th year, the Foundation joined with other organizations in MA in the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign.

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Cronin Foundation Awards Grants for 2008 

Generous Wal-Mart Grant Helps Fund Support Groups for Women and their Families 

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Foundation Honors Leaders in Cancer Prevention October 2008

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Foundation Announces 2007 Initial Grants

The Cronin Foundation announced the award of its first three grants for 2007.

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6th Anniversary Event
Blu at the Sports Club LA

October 11, 2006

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Coalition Event

September 27, 2006

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Foundation Sponsors Second Annual Cronin Lecture
and Awards 2006 Grants
Karen Seeche, a two-time cancer survivor, presented the Second Annual Cronin Lecture. Karen was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer in February of 2000 and she has reacted well to chemotherapy. She spoke about her experience as a survivor and her remarks were full of strength, humor and enjoyment of life.

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Cronin Foundation, MGH, NOCC and OCEAN Kick off Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 15, 2005

Mass. General Hospital
The Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care Mezzanine
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M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer, Inc.
Fourth Anniversary Celebration
September 7, 2005
Vinalia Resaurant
101 Arch St., Boston
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Foundation Sponsors First Cronin Ovarian Cancer Lecture and Awards 2005 Grants

April 5, 2005

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The Foundation celebrated its third anniversary on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at a cocktail reception and auction at Scollay Square restaurant in Boston...

May 12, 2004

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Cronin Foundation Teams up with NOCC and OCEAN to
Make Second Annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month a Success

September 1, 2003


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M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer, Inc.
Second Anniversary Celebration
April 8, 2003
Nine Zero
90 Tremont Street, Boston
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M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer, Inc.
First Anniversary Celebration
May 1, 2002

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M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer, Inc.
Public Service Campaign Launch Event
September 17, 2001

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Foundation Kick-Off Event
March 8, 2001

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