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 6572
Arlington, VA 22206
Nancy Long (Central MD)
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 Hearts Network Peer to Peer Survivor Support – Chesapeake Region
We need your help! Whether it’s a few hours a week or more, you’ll find many ways to support our community.
The Virginia / DC 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 Gretchen Derewicz at email@example.com or at 571-2346-5231.
Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service
Hospital provides cancer treatment and surgery in Baltimore, MD
Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center
Cancer Center in Montgomery County, MD
Support Network for Latinas with cancer and their families in DC and Baltimore Metro area.
Names to Know
After losing her mom to ovarian cancer, Jen became enthusiastically involved in the DC Metro chapter, bringing both a team, and leading the onsite registration for “Together in Teal”. Every year, she spearheads the “Kegs for Eggs” chili cookoff at Loudoun Brewing Company, with the proceeds donated back to our local chapter. Then, Jen puts on her teal volunteer hat, and helps every year at the Central Maryland run/walk.
Deena Disraelly, Ph.D
In memory of her best friend Teresa, Deena began raising funds and promoting ovarian cancer awareness through “Together in Teal”. Recalling her experience with Teresa in the Navy, she said, “like a true Navy sailor, when Teresa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013, she adjusted her sails and charted a new course”. Although Teresa’s race ended in April 2018, Deena and her team continues to run. Vigorously advocating for women’s health, Deena knows that her best friend is running with her every step of the way.
Darlene Bowling is a passionate and caring oncology nurse. Survivors look forward to seeing Darlene year after year in the Survivor Tent at our annual “Together in Teal”. She and her husband, Bill coordinate all the materials, and transform the tent into an inviting and engaging setting for survivors to gather and celebrate.
Ilana Feuchter & Rozzie Brilliant
As mother and daughter ovarian cancer survivors and staunch advocates, Rozzie and Ilana are dedicated to helping educate women and create awareness about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Active throughout the year, they partner with their team to raise funds for the DC Metro “Together in Teal”, as well as share their experience, strength, and indomitable spirit to provide hope to fellow ovarian cancer survivors through our “Teal Hearts” support group. This unstoppable team is always available to help in any way they can.