The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration of the first Queen of Hearts Foundation Ovarian Cancer Research Laboratory took place on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the Robert R. Sprague Foundation Hall, UC Irvine Campus. This laboratory is part of the new Robert R. and Margaret L. Sprague Women’s Cancer Research Center.

The opening of the Robert. R. and Margaret L. Sprague Women’s Cancer Research Center embodies UC Irvine’s steadfast commitment to defeating the blight of cancer.
This was a milestone event for the Queen of Hearts Foundation, as it marks 10 years of dedicated fundraising for the research and early detection of ovarian cancer and in promoting public awareness and education about the signs and symptoms of this disease.

The vision of Queen of Hearts has always been clear — to help fund research projects to find an early detection test for ovarian cancer while educating others on the disease. “Now that we have reached our 10th anniversary and raised nearly $1,000,000 for ovarian cancer research, we can proudly say we are doing just that,” said founder/daughter, Kim Beaudette. “We are now stepping into the future and moving toward the next decade with great optimism.”