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According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 21,900 new cases of ovarian cancer and 15,460 deaths due to the disease per year. 80% of those are already in the later stages. It’s time for a change!

Message From Marli - Ovarian Cancer

MFM Kickoff - FIU vs. Tulsa Soccer Game
October 30, 2010
  • A new ovarian cancer awareness non-profit organization, Message From Marli Foundation, Inc, will be “kicked off” at the FIU vs Tulsa Soccer Game being held on October 30th at 7:00 P.M.  As a symbol to create awareness about the disease, both teams will be wearing TEAL-colored wristbands, which are the ovarian-cancer color, during the match.

    The foundation was co-founded by 16-year old Ronald Reagan/Doral Senior High School student, Melanie Wolff, her 13 year old brother Mason Wolff and her 5 year old sister Mia, who are both students at Blessed Trinity Catholic School, and their 45 year old father Marc Wolff. Marc was a teammate of current FIU Head Coach Munga Eketebi on the 1984 National Championship Soccer Team and the 1985 National Runner-Up Soccer Team at FIU. The foundation was created in the name of Marlene Wolff, who is the wife of Marc and parents of Melanie, Mason, and Mia. Marlene was diagnosed in April of 2009 with stage IV ovarian cancer at the age of 44 years old. She is currently undergoing treatment at the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center for the disease. Marlene received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from FIU.  Having been together for 28 years, married 20 years, and both FIU alumni, they could not think of a better place to announce the start of the foundation.

    Melanie Wolff is in the Cambridge Program at Ronald Reagan/Doral Senior High School and will be at the MFM Tent along with other National Honor Society Volunteers from her High School. They will be selling wristbands, T-shirts, hats, and taking donations for the organization. Mason and Mia will be recording the event and taking video/pictures for the Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages of the foundation’s website.

    The mission statement of the organization is attached which stresses the importance of early detection of the disease.  For more information, you can also view the website at If you have any questions, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .