Our inspiration

The Rivkin Center honors some remarkable women who have left powerful legacies.


Marsha Rivkin

In the summer of 1989, my late wife Marsha and I were vacationing in southern California. Little did we know that insidious ovarian cancer cells were taking up residence throughout Marsha’s body …

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Babs Fisher

When Babs Fisher was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer in October of 2000, her family and friends rallied around her. Together, they focused their energy on raising money and awareness for ovarian cancer …

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Lori White & Mary Ellen Bissell

Mary Ellen Bissell raised her nine children as a single mother while working seven days a week and returning to college to earn her education degree. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer during the time that her daughter-in-law, Lori White, was battling the same disease …

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Revella Bensussen

Revella Bensussen was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer in November of 1999. While her fight against the disease was short-lived, her courage and fortitude during her battle were fierce …

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