Fund the Road to Erradicate Cancer

Continue to fund research until cancer is vanquished.

Education & Research Support

Encourage & assist students on every level to gain understanding of cancer and to work toward its elimination.

Community Awareness & Prevention

Educate the public in prevention & early diagnosis.

Who we are

The Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research, Inc. was incorporated in February 1987. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. We are unique among charitable organizations in that we are all volunteers coming together with one common goal, to eradicate cancer.

The Royal Dames not only funds research and educational projects, but we stay involved through updates, reports, seminars and yearly tours of UF Health Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center to remain knowledgeable about research that is being done.

The organization is professionally run with a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees. Our members are a group of spirited women who come from all walks of life. Many are completely immersed in the day-to-day operations of the organization and others who don’t have quite as much time to volunteer are satisfied in knowing that their pledges are helping in the fight against cancer.

One of the most satisfying aspects of being a Royal Dame is the wonderful camaraderie and deep passion of all involved. We are truly a sisterhood who will not give up until a cure is found to fight this terrible disease.

Our Board Members

The Ocala Royal Dames is made up of over 240 vital, creative women. The organization is entirely voluntary, and no monies are utilized for staff or office space. Our members are dedicated to making a difference in our community and in fighting this dreaded disease. We will not rest until cancer has been vanquished. As a living endowment to cancer research and education, members of the Royal Dames pledge $2,500 for life membership, payable over a period of 10 years.

  • Kathy Dinkins
  • Suraida Kamal
  • Kathleen Kollar
  • Lydia Kuttas
  • Bertie Nicholson
  • Victoria Nicholson
  • Kitty Potapow
  • Jillian Ransammy Ahelluc
  • Patricial Sokol
  • Barbara Hopkins
  • Holly Porter
  • Gail Tuck
  • Anne Zalak
  • Monica Haufler
  • Christi McCall
  • Barbara Hunter
  • Linda Siemens