The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is a nationally recognized organization with a growing coast-to-coast network of regions and markets. Our efforts are fueled by volunteers, survivors, legacy families and market managers. Together, we empower our communities through educational efforts and outreach initiatives. We embrace our legacy families as the voice of the voiceless, and advocate for survivors and caregivers by providing comfort and support through our programs and services.
P.O. Box 655
Crownsville, MD 21032
NOCC has one vision – to live in a world where no woman loses her life to ovarian cancer. Each gift carries a unique story, and every dollar makes a difference in the lives of families affected by this disease.
To support NOCC, put your creativity and passion to work with a DIY event. Celebrate a birthday with a Facebook Fundraiser. Host a game night with friends or invite co-workers to a cycling event. The ways to engage your community and raise critical funds and awareness are limitless!
Teal Cares Network – Caregiver Support
We need your help! Whether it’s a few hours a week or more, you’ll find many ways to support our community.
The Frederick market is seeking volunteers to:
- Organize awareness activities
- Hand out literature at health fairs
- Promote regional events through social media
- Fundraising, including in-kind donations and auction items
- Help with our signature event, Together in Teal 5k Walk
For more information or to volunteer, contact Cathie Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org 240-816-0100
Maryland Oncology Hematology
Frederick Health – James Stockman Cancer Institute
Part of Frederick Health, oncologists/treatment center MD Anderson Network Cancer Center.
Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, John Hopkins University
A hospital providing cancer treatment and surgery.
Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center
A cancer center in Montgomery County.
Names to Know
Debra Sapcariu & Cathie Duncan (Lead Volunteers)
As Teal sisters, Cathie - founder of the Frederick market - met Debra at the market’s first walk in 2014; a shared passion led to starting a local Teal Hearts group. They support survivors, spread awareness and attend health fairs.
Barry Schwartz & Jeff Schwartz
Jeff and Barry are Debra Sapcariu’s brothers. When she was diagnosed, they stepped in to support NOCC, advocating for earlier awareness and research. For the last seven years, they’ve been partners in Together in Teal walks.
As an active, devoted volunteer since 2014, Jenna finds creative ways to raise funds for the NOCC, including successful live and virtual concerts. In 2017, she wrote and performed “Walk On,” donating the proceeds to NOCC.
A three-year survivor and volunteer, Nancy raises awareness by painting signs and symptoms on rocks that she leaves in her neighborhood, and making a video on Together in Teal dressed in a teal boxing robe and gloves.