Partner Members Alabama-Hawaii

ALABAMA

Lilies of the Valley
P.O. Box 14066
Huntsville, AL 35815
liliesofthevalleyemail@gmail.com
www.liliesofthevalley.org

Lilies of the Valley is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to educate, raise awareness, and disseminate information about ovarian cancer to ovarian cancer patients and survivors, the general public, and the medical community in the Tennessee Valley region.

ARIZONA

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona (OCAZ)
32351 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Suite 105-224
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Annette Leal Mattern, President
480.585.3703
info@ocaz.org
www.ocaz.org

The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona is committed to increasing ovarian cancer awareness in the public and medical communities, serving as advocates to increase the funding and resources for this disease, and empowering ovarian cancer survivors to “Live Out Loud”. To accomplish this mission we build strategic partnerships within the community and collaborate with other ovarian cancer organizations.

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition (AROVCC)
P.O. Box 7796
Little Rock, AR 72117
arovcc@gmail.com
www.arkansasovariancancer.org
Amy Lasseigne
Carrie Bumgardner

The Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition (AROVCC) has developed into the driving force of ovarian cancer awareness in the State. The AROVCC exists with the purpose to educate the public about the signs and symptoms affecting the women of Arkansas. We are a volunteer-based organization comprised of individuals who each have been personally impacted by ovarian cancer.

We work to help save lives by disseminating information on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer research, and resources available. By promoting professional and public awareness through educational materials, mass mail-outs, rallies, health fairs, seminars and fundraising events we hope to inform every woman within the state of Arkansas about this silent killer. The AROVCC is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.

CALIFORNIA

OASIS of Southern California
P.O. Box 107
Riverside, CA 92502
Tel. (909) 725-3459
Robin Maupin
sunmoonie@aol.com
www.oasisofsocal.com

OASIS is an ovarian cancer advocacy organization in Southern California. Its goal is to network with local groups to inform women of the symptoms, risks and treatments for ovarian cancer. OASIS participates in health fairs and does presentations for women’s groups locally. Its mission is to make a difference by educating and raising awareness through advocacy and support in the fight against ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Advocacy Alliance

1032 Isabella Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Tel: (619) 437-8438
ovariancanceradvocacy@hotmail.com
Peg Ford, Research Patient Advocate

Ovarian Cancer Advocacy Alliance is an advocacy-driven organization to affect change in several ways: to advance ovarian cancer research towards early diagnosis, improving the quality of care, and addressing legislative issues that affect ovarian cancer care and research. We desire to affect change in the way medical doctors consider diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer by educating the medical community, patient organizations and community at large to accomplish early diagnosis, improved treatment options, and eradicate ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of California
3900 Pelandale Avenue, Suite 420
PMB 336
Modesto, CA 95356
Tel. (209) 567-3112
Fax (209) 594-0055
Marie Verbeck
ocaofcalifornia@aol.com

The mission of OCAC is to foster early detection of ovarian cancer through increased awareness of and education about the risks and symptoms of the disease. This is accomplished through a dedicated and committed group of volunteers consisting of survivors, physicians, health care providers and community leaders. OCAC provides support and serves as a resource for information and services for those affected by ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California
P.O. Box 40035
Studio City, CA 91614
Tel. (818) 985-0288
Toll Free (800) 500-1877
Fax (818) 980-7828
Gayle McKenna
ovarianca@aol.com

www.ovariancancercalifornia.com

Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization. It raises funds for research and education programs through an annual walk/run. It does educational speaking for colleges, women’s groups, health fairs and employee groups. Its goal is to save lives through education and early detection, and to find a cure through research funding.

Ovarian Cancer Orange County Alliance
P.O. Box 27596
Anaheim, CA 92809
Tel. (714) 974-0697
Laura Stecher
ovarianoc@aol.com

www.ovarianoc.org

The OCOCA is an advocacy group that promotes education and awareness of ovarian cancer. OCOCA believes that lives can be saved through early detection, awareness, and education. To promote awareness it participates in a variety of community events and hands out educational materials that explain the symptoms and signs of ovarian cancer. OCOCA also has a Speaker’s Bureau with trained volunteers who provide free educational presentations to interested community groups, support state and federal legislation designed to provide funding for ovarian cancer research and offer information and outreach services to newly diagnosed women. OCOCA also holds fundraisers in Orange County.

Women’s Cancer Awareness Group
55 Maria Drive, #846
Petaluma, CA 94954
Tel. 707-769-TEAL (8325)
Lydia Zipp, Executive Director
lydiaWCAG@gmail.com

The Women’s Cancer Awareness Group (WCAG) is located in the San Francisco North Bay Area and is dedicated to providing support to women affected by cancer and outreach to women in our community about the symptoms and risk factors of gynecologic cancers.

Our programs include: Education & Empowerment, monthly support group for women affected by cancer; Hope, Health & Awareness, women’s health forum where survivors share their stories of hope with a focus on symptoms of ovarian cancer and “Journey Companion’s” which connects newly diagnosed survivors with women who have already been through treatment.

Women’s Cancer Awareness Group is a Partner Member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance since 2003 and a member of the California Ovarian Cancer Network since 2010.

The Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired By Robin Babbini
P.O. Box 461759
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: 323.842.8100
www.theovariancancercircle.org

THE OVARIAN CANCER CIRCLE, a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, is committed to creating an ever-expanding ring of networking, education and support for women of all ages, their extended families and friends who are affected by ovarian cancer.

THE CIRCLE is dedicated to funding research that will promote and sustain a national dialogue which will lead to a cure for ovarian cancer. Building a strong coalition of doctors, researchers, counselors, families and volunteers will forge a powerful community, creating strength and hope and empowerment.

COLORADO

Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA)
P.O. Box 9216
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 516-7014
(800) 428-0642

Pep (Guadalupe) Torres, Executive Director
pep@colo-ovariancancer.org
www.colo-ovariancancer.org
Mary Phillips, President
maryphillips1837@comcast.net

The Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of ovarian cancer through advocacy and education and to supporting survivors of ovarian cancer. Among other activities COCA offers five support groups for survivors, distributes educational materials at numerous health related venues, participates in OCNA’s Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives, and advocates for access to health care and for expanded funding for research into developing a cure for ovarian cancer and a reliable screening test.

HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation
P. O. Box 6147
Denver, CO 80206
Tel. (970) 948-7360
Fax. (970) 963-0963
info@herafoundation.org
www.herafoundation.org

The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness. As a nationally recognized ovarian cancer organization, HERA provides funding for cutting-edge research grants to scientists at respected medical institutions. In so doing, HERA attracts more young researchers to expand the scientific understanding of ovarian cancer while improving the lives of those battling the disease. In addition, HERA awards grants to local community groups to raise awareness about the disease in novel and unusual ways.

CONNECTICUT

Teal Tulips
P.O. Box 1002
30 R Tunxis Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Tel. (860) 205-9595
Amy Murah
info@tealtulips.org
www.tealtulips.org

The mission of Teal Tulips is to offer education and awareness about ovarian cancer through written and oral materials in the hopes of increasing the number of women being diagnosed with early stage ovarian cancer and increasing the survival rate. Teal Tulips continues to advocate for and with others to increase funding research for ovarian cancer.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Coalition of Greater Washington/Rhonda’s Club
P.O. Box 12504
Arlington, VA 22219
Tel. (703) 346-3893
JoAnn Symons, Board Chair
joannsymons@comcast.net
Binnie Fry, Outreach Chair
binnefry@aol.com
www.rhondasclub.org
OGCC/Rhonda’s Club works in the Washington D.C. Metro Area (D.C., Virginia and Maryland) to improve quality of life for women surviving cancer and to promote public symptom awareness to improve earlier detection. Its programs include: Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s LivesR; Public Awareness & Outreach; and Survivor Education. It is a 501(c)(3) organization.

FLORIDA

Betty Allen Ovarian Cancer Foundation
13300-56 S. Cleveland Ave.
Ft. Myers, FL 33907
(239) 935-8325 (YEL-TEAL)
sharie@ovariancancerfl.org
www.ovariancancerfl.org

The Betty Allen Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving all of Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry & Collier Counties). Our organization was founded on Valentine’s Day 2011 in honor of my mother, Betty Allen who has been a cancer survivor since 2006. It is our mission to promote early detection by increasing awareness through education, providing access to the best available treatments and funding research that focuses on early detection to save the lives of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
16057 Tampa Palms Boulevard, West
PMB 37
Tampa, FL 33647
Tel. (954) 255-8732
Toll Free (866) 288-7475
Fax. (954) 827-2200
Sue Friedman, DVM, Executive Director
suefriedman@facingourrisk.org
www.facingourrisk.org

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary ovarian or breast cancer or a BRCA mutation. FORCE provides resources and support to women to determine risk factors and provide information on options for managing and living with these risks.

Ovacome USA, Inc.
P.O. Box  173427
Tampa, FL 33672
Tel. (813) 223-9108
Kim Snyder
ovacometampa@yahoo.com
www.ovacome.org

Ovacome USA, Inc., the Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Support and Advocacy Group of Tampa Bay is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to saving lives by educating every woman in the community about the symptoms of this deadly cancer that is often diagnosed in the later stages. Ovarian Cancer is the deadliest of all cancers of the reproductive system and a leading cause of cancer death among women. Ovacome offers direct support to ovarian and other gynecologic cancer patients through meetings and presentations where survivors share their experiences with other patients and their families, a 24 hour telephone hotline and online forum. Ovacome provides educational materials for newly diagnosed women and their loved ones. Ovacome Survivors also are welcome to participate in the “Survivors Teaching Students” program at USF and University of Tampa. We are here for the women and their families as support, guidance, and to build awareness in the Tampa Bay communities.

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida
1855 West SR 434, Suite 282
Longwood, FL 32750
Tel. (407) 339-0024
Fax (407) 339-0029
Carol Dierksen
ocaf@ocaf.org
www.ocaf.org

The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida unites diverse individuals, organizations and health care providers throughout Florida, working together for change, providing resources, supporting research and early detection and treatment that will help save women’s lives. OCAF is the only non-profit of its kind in Central Florida and one of a handful in the state.

Awareness, education and advocacy are the only weapons available to fight this horrendous disease. The programs of OCAF are designed to increase knowledge of ovarian cancer in the Central Florida community. Through our participation in health and wellness fairs, speakers’ bureaus, Bags of Hope, Turn the Town Teal and the Nurses Educational Initiative program, OCAF reaches out to the medical community as well as the public.

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of North Florida, Inc.
PO Box 14553
Tallahassee, FL 32317
(850) 445-9398
www.oca-nfl.com
ocanfl@yahoo.com

The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of North Florida, Inc. was started by a young survivor who wanted to put a younger face on this terrible disease.  Our mission is to bring education, awareness to the forefront of every woman’s mind no matter how young or old they may be.

The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of North Florida, Inc. is very proud to be a Partner Member with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and a participating member in FOCUS (Florida Ovarian Cancer Speaks).  Bringing together organizations that are working for a common cause will only benefit our fight.

Space Coast Ovarian/Gynecologic Cancer Alliance
P.O. Box 501367
Malabar, FL 32950
Tel. (321) 725-3053
Fax (321) 821-1522
Constance M. Van Asdale
connie@tealribboncfl.com
www.tealribboncfl.com

Located in Brevard County, we are strongly committed to our mission, which is to educate and spread awareness of ovarian and gynecologic cancers in Brevard County; and to provide comfort and hope to all gynecologic cancer survivors and their families. Our Goal is to support Ovarian Cancer research working toward discovery of a screening tool and a cure for Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancers.

Besides being Partner Members of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, we are active members of FOCAS, (Florida Ovarian Cancer Alliance Speaks) which brings all groups in Florida together to achieve common goals, build a strong, unified state presence, create opportunities to act on national and statewide levels, monitor legislation and cancer budget funding and promote ovarian/gynecologic cancer awareness.

Locally, we provide a speakers bureau and attend/participate in events throughout our county to raise awareness and provide information. In addition; we sponsor a Support Group and a Lunch Bunch for survivors and their families, we distribute New Patient Bags to newly diagnosed women, and we hold a monthly “High Tea” at our local specialist’s office. Our 13th Annual “Sister Run” will be held September 10, 2011

Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 48787
St. Pete., Florida 33743
Tel. Claudette Carlan – 863.381-2034
www.ovariancancerfoundation.org

Mission: “family, friends and community unite to fight ovarian cancer”.

In early 2001 Celma Mastry was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Good and proper living could not protect her from this terrible disease. She worked hard and dedicated many years to raising money for nonprofit organizations and just causes in her community and beyond. However, not one of those charity events or entities targeted ovarian cancer.

Working with her 8 children, extended family members and dear friends, Celma established the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation before succumbing to this disease. She believed that the quality of medical care a women receives should not depend on her ability to access the best medical resources available.

GEORGIA

Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance
6000 Lake Forrest Drive, Suite 395
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel. (404) 255-1337
Fax. (404) 255-2910
Brittney Highsmith, Program Director
www.gaovariancancer.org

GOCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1998 by a group of survivors. Its mission is to educate and increase awareness among the state’s women and their healthcare providers about the risks, symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer. The goal is to increase early detection and help save women’s lives. GOCA convenes the state’s ovarian cancer community in an annual conference to share the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. In addition to partnerships and collaborations, the alliance also maintains an active statewide outreach program comprising awareness presentations and health fairs. GOCA reaches more than 10,000 people annually with its life-saving messages. Ovarian cancer panels coordinated by GOCA participate in the Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Livessm program at Emory University and Morehouse Schools of Medicine. For the past six years, GOCA’s annual benefit galas have served as the cornerstone of its fundraising strategy, which also includes seeking grants, corporate and individual donations, and more. GOCA publishes and mails a quarterly newsletter, “GOCA Notables,” which can be found on its Web site.

HAWAII

You’ll Never Walk Alone
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Tel. Michele Robinson (808) 333-5328