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 57144
Des Moines, IA 50317
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 Iowa market is seeking volunteers to:
- Join one of our committees to spread awareness, raise funds, or support survivors and caregivers
- Hand out literature at health fairs and medical facilities
- Be our social media ambassador, managing accounts and promoting regional and national events
- Procure monetary sponsorship for regional and national events, and in-kind donations
- Offer administrative support for our signature even, Together in Teal 5k Walk
John Stoddard Cancer Center
Treatment Center with gynecologic oncologist
MercyOne Cancer Center
William Bliss Cancer Center
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Iowa
Treatment Center with Gynecologic Oncologist
Cleaning for a Reason
Free home cleaning for cancer patients by trusted residential cleaners, cleaning industry volunteers, and community volunteers.
Names to Know
Kim Trautman and Kelsey Watts
owa's Dynamic Duo! When Kelsey Watts was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, her mother, Kim Trautman, jumped head first into the NOCC Iowa Chapter to learn, help and love as much as possible.
Kim and Kelsey continue to volunteer whenever and wherever needed in support of our mission.
Mary Lease Griffin
Celebrating 5 years NED, Mary is the definition of a TEAL Warrior! Even while dealing with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, Mary continued to push forward and focus on becoming the best version of herself!
Mary continues to share her story with other survivors offering support, encouragement and inspiration!
Mary Lewis, Tracy Lewis and Brooke Speicher
Three generations of volunteering! Mary, Tracy and Brooke have spent hours volunteering with the Iowa Chapter. With both Tracy and Brooke having professional medical backgrounds and a family/friend with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, the decision to become involved was made without hesitation.
Even while managing her cancer journey, Connie remains ROCKSTAR! She maintains a can-do attitude and continues to be a voice for awareness and quality of life for survivors.