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 631
Holicong, PA 18928
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 Young Adult Support Group – Mid Atlantic Region
We need your help! Whether it’s a few hours a week or more, you’ll find many ways to support our community. All ages are welcome!
The NOCC Mid-Atlantic Region is seeking volunteers to:
- Organize awareness events
- Distribute literature at health fairs and physicians’ offices
- Assist with our Together in TEAL Run/Walk in Philadelphia and Team TEAL events
- Support committee activities
Wigs & Wishes at Martino Cartier Salon
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing wigs and granting wishes to individuals battling cancer. Application required.
Look Good Feel Better
This non-medical public service offers lessons in skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs, turbans, accessories and styling.
YMCA – Livestrong Program
A free, 12-week evidence-based program for survivors with cardio conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises.
Department of Human Services – NJ
Apply for and get information on benefits including assistance with housing, food and insurance.
Delaware Health & Social Services
Apply for and get information on benefits including emergency rental assistance, medical assistance including Medicaid, disability and more.
Hope Lodge: American Cancer Society
A free room in a home-like setting for cancer patients and caregivers when the best hope for treatment may be in another city.
BAYADA: A Home
Health care gets better when clients get better care at home – that’s our highest priority, with companion care to hospice services in PA, NJ & DE.
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Hospital
973-971-5000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fannie E. Rippel Center for Women’s Cancer
732-235-2465 | email@example.com
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
551-996-5900 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Center at St. Barnabas Medical Center
973-322-5200 | email@example.com
Holy Name Medical Center
201-833-3000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
908-658-5400 | email@example.com
Names to Know
Sue Boros has been participating in Together in Teal Walk for many years. She walks in memory of her mom who lost her battle to ovarian cancer. Every year Sue walks up and down the main street of her hometown in New Jersey delivering ovarian cancer literature and spreading awareness to all of the local businesses on main street. Sue also shares her mom’s story and explains the early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer to residents, shoppers and merchants who are out and about during her walk.
Wynette has a “fire cracker” personality. She is always willing to help anyone who is in need of support. Wynette, and her family members are the caregivers for their mother who is fighting ovarian cancer. She and her siblings support the NOCC by participating in the New York City Together in Teal Walk/Run and their team was one of the top fundraising teams in 2020! Wynette is willing to share her story by providing tips and encouragement to other caregivers.
Jean-Marie Molinaro was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 35. She had stage 1C. She was introduced to the NOCC when her oncologist presented her with NOCC’s Faces of Hope Tote Bag. Jean-Marie and her family has been volunteering for the Together in Teal Walk for the past 5 years as well as being a mentor for the Teal Hearts Network Support Group. Jean-Marie graciously and selflessly offers support and encouragement to other women who are on the same journey as she was. Jean-Marie and her husband have two beautiful young girls.
Karen Balik is a 2- time ovarian cancer survivor, diagnosed initially in 2016 at Stage 3C. After a recurrence in 2019, a second surgery and another 6 rounds of chemotherapy, today Karen is currently cancer free. She credits her positive attitude and optimism to her great family (terrific husband and 2 daughters) and the amazing support of family and friends. Karen has been participating in the NYC Together in Teal for the last several years and her team is awesome! Karen is always willing to speak to, support and encourage women who are battling ovarian cancer.