"Until theres a test, Awareness is best."

The Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California celebrates its 16th Anniversary thanks to the support of ovarian cancer survivors, family, friends, employers and business colleagues, all of whom are helping to raise awareness and promote education and research about ovarian cancer. By supporting one another, OCC strives to make a difference in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

By helping women become aware of ovarian cancer symptoms, it is OCC’s hope that we will be able to make a difference and help women receive early diagnosis. Join us to provide awareness, education, and also support for women with this disease.

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Friends of the Community

Alan L. Wohl – Certified Public Accountant
Optimist International
Flair Cleaners
AM Cal Realty
A&A Specialty Advertising
Arnold the Printer
American Cancer Society
Valley Cross Fit

Studio City Lifestyle Magazine
Lamar Advertising
Vital Options / WeSpark
Snails Pace Running Shop
Mel Scott Randall - Attorney
J-n-K Services Inc
Hollywood Bowl
Good Neighbor Restaurant

Laura Le Valley, Keller William Realtor
Los Angeles Running Club
Panera Bread - No Ho
Big Wangs - No Ho
Starbucks - No Ho
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - No Ho
Oncology Nursing Society
Ned Gardner - State Farm Ins.
Studio City Car Wash, Inc.
Diana's Flowers
Jason Sand, DDS


Gayle McKenna Obituary
Gayle McKenna
1944 - 2013

It is with the heaviest of hearts that the family of Gayle McKenna announces her passing this past Monday at the age of 69. Surrounded by family and friends in her last days, as well as the volunteers from the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California, whom she loved, and who helped embody Gayle’s passion and supported her vision to educate and empower women to take care of their own health.

Born in Elkton, South Dakota in 1944, Gayle spent the last 40 years in Los Angeles, where the community of Studio City was her home. Gayle is survived by Jim McKenna, her daughter Jennifer, and her son Rich. Private burial services are taking place in Elkton, South Dakota. Per her request, there will be a public memorial for Gayle held in Los Angeles in the coming weeks. Information will be provided on her website and through her organization, the OCC.

Everyone who knew Gayle knows she was a truly remarkable person, as a mom, as a leader in the community, and as an inspiration for women across the United States. She will be missed, but Gayle would want the work she began to continue on after her death. Information about her foundation for Ovarian Cancer support and research can be found on this website and donations made me made through following the donate link at the top of the page.

May her memory be a cause for celebration and inspiration. She will be missed. In lieu of flowers or condolences to the family, please consider a donation to the OCC, and keep the memory of Gayle’s lifelong work and vision alive.