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Postal Address:

Tracy Jo Wilson Ovarian Cancer Foundation

P.O. Box 671091    

Dallas, TX 75367-1091


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Phone:    972-233-7591 

The Ovarian Cancer Study continues with good participant repeats.  The study has provided good results in detecting ovarian cancer in the early stages.  If you would help this important study continue, please go to our "Ways to Support" page and make a donation.

March 27, 2010: TJWOCF joined other charities at the Heard Museum in McKinney for the "Take a Hike for the Community".  Thanks to everyone who joined us for a day outdoors in nature!   Thanks to The Heard for providing a great venue, refreshments, and activities.

Dec. 2007 TJWOCF Sponsors the Low-Risk Ovarian Cancer Study!  We are excited to announce that TJWOCF is sponsoring U.T. Southwestern Hospital in the recruitment and processing of participants in the Low-Risk Ovarian Cancer Study that is running concurrently in five other sites.  The study will be used to build a specimen bank to help find a way to detect ovarian cancer in the early stages.  TJWOCF was asked by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2006 for assistance in expanding the study to North Texas.  The professionals at U.T. Southwestern will work closely with the research team in Houston to maintain strict controls of the specimens required for the study.  Tracy Jo was adamant about the fact that women are misdiagnosed until ovarian cancer is in the late stages, this study is one way we can fulfill our mission to find a way to detect ovarian cancer early when a woman will have a chance to survive.    



   Driving It Home for Early Diagnosis!
Nov. 2, 2006  DALLAS-
The Tracy Jo Wilson Ovarian Cancer Foundation held its Third Annual Fundraiser this year by putting a luxury car up for raffle.  The board of directors and volunteers have been selling $100.00 raffle tickets for the past two months. 

The winning ticket was selected on November 2, 2006 at The Studio in Dallas by personal fitness trainer, coach, and owner of The Studio, Mark Madole.  All proceeds from the raffle will go to research to develop an test for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

“I’m involved with the Tracy Jo Wilson Ovarian Cancer Foundation because I have seen how Tracy Jo has inspired and helped so many people through her work,” said Jani Salyers, now President of TJWOCF. “My support of Tracy Jo’s personal battle  evolved into a larger vision that I shared with Tracy Jo, a vision to help others by making a difference by raising money for an early diagnostic tool. We hope to make a difference in the lives of others through the Tracy Jo Wilson Ovarian Cancer Foundation.”

   October, 2006:  With much sadness we must inform you that we have lost another major figure from our team.  Oneita Faye Hedgecock, M. D. passed away on October 13, 2006. She will be missed by all of us who have had the pleasure of knowing her and growing to love her.  Her wit and wisdom will be sorely missed by those of us who looked to her for inspiration, advice, and understanding.  She was always thoughtful and funny with never a cross word for anyone.  We will not be able to replace her either in our hearts or in her place as a founding director of the board. 

Mark Madole and Jani Salyers with the Winning Ticket!