Category Archives: Partner Member Profiles

Partner Member Profile: Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida

In November of 1997, ovarian cancer survivor Bonnie Donihi heard about a group gathering in New York to form a national ovarian cancer organization. With the same persistence she used … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Capitol Ovarian Cancer Organization

Beverly Van Houten’s sister died from ovarian cancer in 2005, just six months after her diagnosis at stage IV. Capitol Ovarian Cancer Organization (COCO) was founded in August of 2007. … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA), a Partner Member dedicated to raising awareness, funding ovarian cancer research and supporting women with the disease in … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

In the late 1990s, Sue Friedman was diagnosed with breast cancer. She learned that she carried a mutation in the BRCA gene that made her more likely to develop both … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Ovar’Coming Together

Ovar’Coming Together has the distinction of being both a Partner Member and a founding member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Based in Indianapolis, the organization was founded in 1995 … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance

The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance got its start in 1998, when 13 survivors met. “They saw that there was a lot of work being done around research and testing,” says … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

In 1999, a small group of ovarian cancer survivors decided to get together to provide support for each other. The next year, they held the first walk/run in Minnesota for … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is one of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s national Partner Members, a relationship that strengthens both groups. Vice President of Education and Outreach Ivy Ahmed … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Women’s Cancer Awareness Group

Drop by the Petaluma Arts Center on September 2, and you will find a building bedecked in teal. The Women’s Cancer Awareness Group is using “yarn-bombing”—decorating a public structure or … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Teal Tea Foundation

When Jean Shipos survived a recurrence of ovarian cancer in 2003, she and her daughter vowed to raise awareness of the disease. They got involved with a local run/walk, organizing … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance

The Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) was founded in June 2005 by a group of women with ovarian cancer who wanted to support one another and raise awareness of the … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Ovarian Cancer Alliance of North Florida

Kelly Smith founded the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of North Florida while she was on spring break from college one year. Based in Tallahassee, this Partner Member focuses on younger women, … Continue reading 

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