Mission Statement

The Belinda Sue Fund for Ovarian Cancer Awareness & Research, Inc. was founded on November 1, 2011. The purpose of the Fund is to increase public awareness of Ovarian Cancer and to support organizations in advancing their research in the identification of an effective Ovarian Cancer screening tool.


Board Members

Thomas S. Nantais, Chairman & Treasurer

Jacqueline Prince, President

Lisa M. Cruz, Secretary

Caroline Maykovich

Michele Munkarah

Suzanne Nantais

Ashley Sword

Cynthia L. Ulreich, NP-C, AOCNP




5th Annual Gala


Saturday, April 16, 2016


The Henry, Dearborn, MI

The event was a HUGE SUCCESS!!  



In Other News... 

We have co-funded 

The Belinda Sue Fund/Mary-Jane Welker 

Early Detection Research Grant 

with a portion of donations received.  

 Pictured below is Dr. Sophia George of the University of Miami 

receiving the award on March 20, 2016 at 

SGO's Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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The Sharon Elaine Foundation was founded in memory of Sharon Elaine who passed away from Ovarian Cancer in October 2011.  The purpose of this wonderful organization is to gift custom-made human hair wigs to cancer survivors.  To learn more visit:

The Sharon Elaine Foundation.


Read the latest issue of our Newsletter by clicking below

2015 Year-End Newsletter


 Tom Nantais and Caroline Maykovich were interviewed by WXYZ Detroit on Saturday, September 26, 2015 promoting Ovarian Cancer awareness!

Watch the interview!!

Tom Nantais and Caroline Maykovich, daughter of Tom and Belinda Sue, were interviewed on Detroit's local news station WDIV by Dr. Frank McGeorge about the BRCA1 gene mutation.


Watch this moving and informative video!!



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As part of our awareness campaign, keep an eye out for The Belinda Sue Fund billboards similar to the one below!!

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We have met our research seed grant funding goal with the Foundation for Women's Cancer!

We co-funded the grant with Patrick Welker who lost his wife, Mary-Jane, to Ovarian Cancer.   The deserving researcher, Dr. Sophia George of the University of Miami, was awarded the grant at FWC's Annual Meeting in San Diego in March 2016