Partner Members Illinois-New York

INDIANA

Ovar’Coming Together
2625 N. Meridian Street, Suite 108
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Tel. (317) 925-6643
Fax. (317) 925-6673
Robin A. Jackson, Executive Director
rjackson@ovarian-cancer.org
www.ovarian-cancer.org

Ovar’coming Together’s three-fold mission is: 1) to create awareness among women and the greater community regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer, resulting in earlier detection; 2) to provide resources of support, networking and education for those women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their caregivers; and 3) to support the advancement of research for the early detection and cure of ovarian cancer. Its activities include a Speaker’s Bureau, literature dissemination, an annual Run/Walk in September, continuing education opportunities for physicians, special events such as a survivor luncheon, presence at health fairs, quarterly educational meetings and a quarterly newsletter.

KENTUCKY

COCO (Capital Ovarian Cancer Organization)
P.O. Box 3099
Frankfort, KY 40603
Tel. (502) 695-5202
Beverly Van Houten, Director abvanhouten@aol.com
www.capitalovariancancer.org

COCO is a 501(c)(3) (pending) organization whose mission is:
•to raise awareness, increase early detection and improve treatment methods of Ovarian Cancer;
•to contribute to the ongoing research for a cure for Ovarian Cancer; and
•to provide women of the Capital City with the information necessary to make good decisions about their health care.

It was founded in memory of Debi Furnish, sister of COCO’s Chair. While looking for a way to honor her memory, Debi was struck by the lack of knowledge most women have about this dreaded disease. Thus, COCO was formed to fight for a cure and to raise awareness.

Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky
4010 DuPont Circle, Suite 275
Professional Towers Building
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
Tel. (502)708-1725
Fax: (502) 708-1626
www.ovarianawarenessofky.org
elizabeth@ovarianawarenessofky.org

OAK is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the support and education of Kentucky and South Indiana on ovarian cancer issues. It offers monthly support group meetings, quarterly seminars and newsletters, and it attends health fairs and city fairs to hand out awareness information. OAK presents public education programs to interested women’s groups and the medical community, and works statewide with the state women’s health office and cancer centers. OAK also advocates for ovarian research funding and has an annual “Toast to Life” survivors’ dinner.

MARYLAND

Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Coalition of Greater Washington/Rhonda’s Club
P.O. Box 12504
Arlington, VA 22219
Tel. (703) 346-3893
Paige Whitaker, Board Chair
Paige88@gmail.com

Ann Mason, Outreach Chair
ann@cancer-ovarian.org

www.cancer-ovarian.org

OCGG/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 Lives; Public Awareness & Outreach; and Shaping the Future. It is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Teal Toes
5200 Glenwood Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Carey Fitzmaurice
www.tealtoes.org

Our mission is to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. How? By painting your toenails teal, the ovarian cancer color. By getting your friends to paint their toenails teal too, and then by talking with people when they ask about it, to make sure that they know the signs of this whispering killer.

MICHIGAN

Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA)
5181 Pinnacle Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Tel (734) 741-9142
www.mioca.org
Pam Dahlmann, RN, BSN
President
micoa.org@gmail.com

The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance promotes public education and increased awareness with the goal of saving lives through early detection. In addition to community outreach, MIOCA provides advocacy, resources and support for all those impacted by ovarian cancer in Michigan.

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Inc.
4604 Chicago Avenue, South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Tel. (612) 822-0500
Fax. (612) 825-1140
Kathleen Gavin, Executive Director
kgavin@mnovarian.org
www.mnovarian.org

MOCA raises awareness regarding warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer. Its mission is to create and promote resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in order to help them in their battle. MOCA hopes to unite and educate individuals, the medical community and organizations to overcome ovarian cancer, and it seeks to advance ovarian cancer research towards better treatment, diagnosis and a cure.

MISSOURI

St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness
11015 Pine Forest Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63126
(314) 995-6220
Grace Katzenberger
swtldy@swbell.net
www.sloca.org

SLOCA’s mission is to heighten awareness of ovarian cancer. It does this by promoting awareness of early warning signs, which should enable earlier diagnosis. SLOCA provides information about standards of care of ovarian cancer and supports ovarian cancer research. It is committed to making an impact on ovarian cancer survivorship.

NEVADA

Jourdan Kasey Foundation
4535 W. Sahara Ste 209
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Tel. (702) 596-2115
Debra Toney, President
dtoney883@aol.com

The Jourdan Kasey Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public benefit corporation; dedicated to increasing awareness through educating the public with health fairs, distribution of current information, conferences. The Foundation will also support research organizations to eradicate gynecological cancers.

NEW JERSEY

Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation
P.O. Box 1124
Madison, NJ 07940
Tel. (973) 644-0500
Fax. (973) 984-0581
info@kohnj.org
www.kohnj.org

The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, whose goal is to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research. We were founded in May 2000 by three ovarian cancer survivors, Gail MacNeil, Lois Myers and Patricia Stewart.

Through our annual fundraising events (walkathons, silent auctions and golf outings), we have raised over $1 million. To date, we have contributed over $850,000 to organizations and institutions involved in ovarian cancer research and disease advocacy.

Creating an early detection test is a primary focus. Currently, we provide financial support to the following ovarian cancer organizations:
•The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick
•The National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program at New York University
•The Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE)
•Hackensack University Medical Center
•Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, New York City

The Teal Tea Foundation
PO Box 6645
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Tel. (215) 295-4315
Fax (609) 683-2766
Jean Shipos, Executive Director
njtealtea@aol.com
www.tealtea.com

The mission of The Teal Tea Foundation is to help raise Ovarian Cancer Awareness and to support research efforts focused on early detection, treatments, and a cure for Ovarian Cancer. We are dedicated to helping all women with the quality of life and long term recovery. Our activities include conducting fund raisers throughout the year to fund awareness materials and to donate to Ovarian Cancer research efforts at NJ and PA hospitals. Our premiere fund raiser is our annual Teal Tea held on the first Sunday of May. The Tea celebrates the lives of survivors, women who are currently fighting the disease and women who have lost the battle. Attendees participate in theme-based table decorating competitions and are awarded prizes based on best theme; centerpiece; use of the color teal; and overall presentation. Volunteers staff display tables at community events and freely distribute awareness materials at health fairs, health clubs, and health care facilities, women’s days, and local libraries and are keynote speakers at local galas. The Foundation sends cheerful gifts and thinking of you cards to women undergoing chemotherapy. We participate in Turn the Towns Teal® Inc and One Force to Make a Difference, a consortium of NJ and PA-based foundations sharing similar missions.

NEW MEXICO

Ovarian Cancer TOGETHER!
P.O. Box 1503
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Tel (505) 603 7878
kay@ovariancancertogether.org

Ovarian Cancer TOGETHER! is a state based networking and support organization for those touched by ovarian cancer. Want to find other survivors in your neighborhood? Gain comfort by shared experience and knowledge with women in your area? Then join us. We offer private online chat groups, a Find a Local Buddy map, state-specific support information and resources, and educational materials to increase the awareness of your friends and family. We also run, and affiliate with, support groups across the state. We are passionate about supporting one another and TOGETHER finding the inspiration and hope we all deserve.

NEW YORK

Caring Together, Inc.
P.O. Box 12383
Albany, NY 12212-2383
Tel. (518) 783-7600
Fax. (518) 475-1139
Ann Purchase
apurchase@nycap.rr.com
www.caringtogetherny.org

Caring Together, Inc. works to educate the community and raise awareness and funds for research and support for ovarian cancer survivors and their families.

GRACE’S
Syracuse, NY
Tel. (315) 637-1417
Ginger Denny, Coordinator and Survivor
admin@gracesgarden.org
www.gracesgarden.org

GRACE’S (Gynecological Cancer Survivors Reinforcing Awareness, Caring, Education and Support) is a gynecological cancer support group serving Central New York. Support group meetings are open to all women that are living with or affected by a gynecological cancer. We encourage the sharing of information, ideas, emotions, and most importantly, support for one another. In addition, GRACE’S conducts gynecological cancer education and awareness work in the local community through awareness events, lectures, and literature distribution. We believe that increased symptom awareness can lead to earlier diagnosis, resulting in better outcomes.

Hope for Heather
Frieda Weeks
P.O. Box 2208
Liverpool, NY 13089
Tel. (315) 657-7879
hopeforheather.org

Hope for Heather is dedicated to raising money to support cancer research, education and awareness, and support families in the community with ovarian cancer.

Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Program, Benedictine Hospital
80 St. Mary’s Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
Tel. (845) 339-2071 ext.103
Ellen Marshall, emarshall@benedictine.org

The Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Program provides resource information and a support network for women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, their families and their friends in the Hudson Valley region of New York. The program is committed to prevention, early detection and health care advocacy through education to the general public and medical professionals.

SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
1501 Broadway, Suite 704A
New York, NY 10036
Tel. (212) 719-0364
Toll Free Ovarian Hotline: (866) 53-SHARE
Fax. (212) 869-3431
Alice Yaker, Executive Director
ayaker@sharecancersupport.org

www.sharecancersupport.org

SHARE helps women and men affected by breast or ovarian cancer to get the information and support they need to make informed choices about their medical care. SHARE’s survivor-led telephone support services, educational programs, support groups, and public-health initiatives empower patients and survivors to work through their feelings and fears, carefully consider their options, and take control of their health.