FAQ

What is the Judy’s Mission Foundation?

Judy’s Mission was founded in November 2010 to honor Judith Liebenthal Robinson, Ph.D. Judy, a NASA scientist, who despite habitual exercise and a consistently healthy diet, was diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer and died within a year. While battling ovarian cancer, Judy determined something must be done to raise awareness regarding the vague signs and symptoms and ineffective screening tools for ovarian cancer. We fund the following programs:
o Facilitate the local efforts of the Survivors Teaching Students Program
o Awareness efforts in our community at local events and conferences
o B4S4 campaign – partnership with In the Pink of Health
o Funds research for early detection and treatment
– MD Anderson Cancer Center
– Stand Up 2 Cancer
– Foundation for Women’s Cancer Research Grants

What are the goals of the Judy’s Mission Foundation?

Judy left us to accomplish her mission:
1) To educate the medical community as well as women on the signs, symptoms and the critical nature of early diagnosis of ovarian cancer
2) To fund research for effective screening and treatment of ovarian cancer

Does Judy's Mission have a physical location?

Not at this time. We are able to keep operational expenses to a minimum and provide more funds to research and our programs.

Do you share my personal information?

Judy’s Mission Foundation does not share your personal information but certain of your personal information will be used as necessary to complete your donation transaction. Your email address may be used by Judy’s Mission Foundation to send you Judy’s Mission updates; however, you may opt-out at any time.

How will donations to Judy’s Mission Foundation be used?

Donations will be used to fund research projects in Houston and across the nation and will also fund Judy’s Mission’s 2 signature awareness programs, called Survivors Teaching Students® and B4S4® awareness campaign. We also fund awareness events and support other ovarian cancer projects as requested throughout the year by our community partners.

How is this decided?

The Judy’s Mission Board members meet quarterly and vote on the best application of the funds following the founding principles.

Where can I learn more about Judy’s Mission Foundation's financial data and IRS information?

You may visit our profile with Guidestar, where we have earned the Guidestar Exchange Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.

Is my donation to Judy’s Mission Foundation tax deductible?

Yes, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and you will be given a receipt for U.S. tax purpose.

What is the Judy’s Mission Foundation Tax ID number?

The Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The EIN Federal Tax ID number is 27-4035240.
Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 70163
Houston, TX 77270

Or

Judith Liebenthal Robinson Endowment for Ovarian Cancer Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 4486
Houston, Texas 77210-4486
NOTE ON CHECK: JLR ENDOWMENT

I donated, but did not get a tax receipt. What do I do?

Mail and E-mail receipts are sent out within 30 days of donating. If it has been longer than that and you still have not received an e-mail, please contact afriend@judysmission.org

If you did not provide an e-mail address, your receipt will be sent via USPS regular mail. This can take several weeks. If it has been longer than 6 weeks since you donated, please contact info@JLRFoundation.org.

I have been charged the wrong amount / need to revise my donation. What do I do?

Questions about your donation should be directed to afriend@judysmission.org.

I don't have a credit card. Can I donate by check or money order instead of credit card?

Yes, we accept checks and money orders. Please make your check or money order payable to JLR Foundation and send it to:

Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 70163
Houston, TX 77270

How do I find out if my employer offers employee matching contributions?

Many companies encourage employees to support non-profit initiatives like by offering to match employee donations. If your company has such a program, you should be able to obtain a matching gift application form from the human resources or personnel department or from your company’s website for you to download. Please fill out the form and mail to the address above.

For forms sent via email, please send to afriend@judysmission.org

Do you accept donations of products or services?

Judy’s Mission Foundation welcomes in-kind donations for advertising and printing services. In addition, donations of silent auction items and food and beverage items are also accepted to support fundraising events and receptions.

How secure is my credit card information?

Industry standard security measures are used to keep your billing and credit card information secure and private.

Is there a person to talk to if I wanted to have a fundraising event for JLR?

Yes! Please send all inquiries and ideas about the potential fundraising event to afriend@judysmission.org

What is Survivors Teaching Students?

The STS program is a national program created by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance(OCRFA) and is managed locally by Judy’s Mission. Survivors Teaching Students achieves its goal by bringing ovarian cancer survivors into the classrooms of health professional students. The survivors share their stories and key information on the disease. With funding from generous organizations and individuals, OCRFA is able to bring the program to schools around the country at no cost to the schools or the survivors. The program is currently offered to a variety of medical and health professional students—our future diagnosticians—including medical, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and nursing students.

What is the local impact of STS?

Since bringing the program to Houston in 2016, we have trained approximately 1000 students representing 8 medical and nursing schools.

What is B4S4?

An awareness program created by Judy’s Mission in partnership with The Lee Group to educate women on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer to detect it Before Stage IV. When detected early, women have a 93% chance of survival. This campaign reaches thousands of women each month in Montgomery and Harris Counties through targeted Facebook ads and posts. The program is funded in part by Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and In the Pink of Health.

Are there volunteer opportunities with Judy’s Mission Foundation?

The Judy’s Mission Foundation is in need of additional volunteers to support fund raising and other awareness events. Please contact Aimee Friend at afriend@judysmission.org

Where can I get more information about a health concern or ovarian cancer diagnosis?

If you have any concerns about your health, please contact your physician right away. If you are looking for more information about a specific cancer or recent diagnosis, we encourage you to know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Additional information is available on the Information and Resources page.

What are some good resources for patient support?

– Cancare.org/
– womantowoman.ocrfa.org/
– ovarcome.org/