Category Archives: Partner Member Profiles

Partner Member Profile: Bluegrass Ovarian Cancer Support

When Suzi Shoemaker was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006, she assumed there would be a support group for her in Lexington, Kentucky. After her first experience with a Women’s … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona

In 2008, a group of ovarian cancer patients and survivors created the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona. They were tired of the lack of resources in Arizona: no support network, … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Hope for Heather

Hope for Heather was established in memory of Heather Weeks, a young woman who lost her life to colon cancer but spent her 20s working on behalf of women with … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Ovacome

In 1999, Frieda Hooper was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Frustrated with the lack of educational and supportive resources available, Hooper formed a support group for women with ovarian cancer in … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer Foundation

In 2004, Sherie Hildreth was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. If the disease alone wasn’t frustrating enough, there was a lack of resources and what seemed like no other women to … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: SHARE

SHARE got its start in 1976 when Dr. Eugene Thiessen, an oncologist and surgeon, invited survivors to meet informally at the Manhattan breast cancer clinic he founded. “At the time, … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Small Cell Ovarian Cancer Foundation

The Petersen family was inspired to educate the world about small cell ovarian cancer while their daughter and sister Stephanie was undergoing treatment for the disease. “The first thing they … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Promises of Hope

Alicia Baines was inspired to start Promises of Hope by the people in her community: “I recognized that my community is in need,” she recalls. “People are afraid to talk … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Feel Teal Club

Deb Stevens was inspired to start the Feel Teal Club “after the loss of my dear mother to the disease,” she recalls. Deb published her first book and dedicated the … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Nine Girls Ask

Like many women with ovarian cancer, Joan Wyllie was misdiagnosed by multiple doctors before learning she had stage IV ovarian cancer. Once she learned what was causing her symptoms, Joan … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Dancing For A Cure

Susan Friedman was inspired to start Dancing For A Cure when her best friend of 40 years, Karen Schek, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006. “I really wasn’t sure … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego

Ovarian cancer survivor Peg Ford first heard about our Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives® (STS) program while searching for a support group in her hometown of San Diego, California. … Continue reading 

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