The Lady Ball

The Lady Ball- St. John's POSTPONED

The Lady Ball – May 8, 2020 – Event Update

Belles with Balls NL – March 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Belles with Balls NL and Ovarian Cancer Canada, have considered the safety and well-being of the women and families we support, our volunteer committee, and our broader community of generous and caring supporters to be of utmost priority.  After considering this, THE LADY BALL ST. JOHN’S 2020 which was scheduled to be held on Friday, May 8, 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

We are sincerely and deeply grateful to the many committee members, volunteers, partners, donors, and other compassionate community members who were planning to attend and support this event, which raises funds to help women with Ovarian Cancer. 

While we continue to carefully monitor developments about COVID-19, we will share further updates about a new date and plan for this event.

Belles with Balls NL is very grateful to all of those who continue to support us, and for their understanding as we face this unprecedented situation together. If you have any questions about THE LADY BALL ST. JOHN’S 2020, please contact us at


We Have Fun Too!

Belles with Balls NL is so grateful to receive the support of our community. Through various fundraising efforts, Belles with Balls NL are able to raise money and awareness for Ovarian Cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador. To stay up to date with our latest fundraising efforts, please visit our Facebook page.

Did you know?

For more information about Ovarian Cancer please visit Ovarian Cancer Canada.

  • Ovarian Cancer is the most serious cancer affecting women in Canada, the 5 year survival rate is 40%.
  • It is often discovered in late, incurable stages because there is no effective detection method.
  • The Ca 125 blood test and ultrasounds do not test for Ovarian Cancer.
  • Onset of the disease is typically after the age of 60 and symptoms resemble menopause. (bloating, changes in urinary habits, and abdominal discomfort).
  • The most threatening symptom of all is the potential of no symptoms.
  • With no symptoms, and no screening test, Ovarian Cancer is extremely hard to detect in early stages.

Belles with Balls NL hopes that by increasing education and awareness, as well as contributing to research in Ovarian Cancer genetics, women will get an earlier diagnosis and a better prognosis. We need your help.

How you can help: By donating to the Ovarian Cancer Research and Education (OCRE) Fund at Memorial University you can help support NL specific ovarian cancer genetic research and education of the general public. OCRE Fund is a registered non-profit organization, and as such, can provide a charitable receipt. 

To support the OCRE Fund you can give online by following this link: please indicate “Ovarian Cancer Research and Education Fund” in the designated information box.

You can also give by phone by calling the Alumni Affairs and Development office at 709-864-4354, or toll free at 1-877-700-4081, and indicate the donation is for the “Ovarian Cancer Research and Education Fund”

Finally, you can give by mail, you can send cheques payable to Memorial University of Newfoundland with memo “Ovarian Cancer Research and Education Fund” to:

20 Lambe’s Lane    •     St. John’s, NL    •   A1C 5S7

You can also support OCRE Fund by supporting Belles with Balls NL fundraisers, all profits go directly to the OCRE Fund!