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About Us

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.

Northwest Indiana

P.O. Box 57144
Des Moines, IA 50317

Shonna Swartz



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! 


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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

For more information or to volunteer, contact Shonna Swartz at or call us at  515-289-0871.

Outside Resources

John Stoddard Cancer Center
Treatment Center with gynecologic oncologist

MercyOne Cancer Center
Treatment Center

William Bliss Cancer Center
Treatment Center

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Iowa
Treatment Center with Gynecologic Oncologist

CancerCare – Ovarian Cancer Patient Online Support Group

CancerCare – Gynecological Cancer Patient Online Support Group

CancerCare – Gynecologic Cancers Patient Telephone Support Group

Cleaning for a Reason
Free home cleaning for cancer patients by trusted residential cleaners, cleaning industry volunteers, and community volunteers.

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Fundraise your way

Put your passion, ideas and creativity to work and ROCK the Day – our signature DIY fundraising program. We’ll give you the tools you need to get your event rockin’ and rollin’.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Together in Teal Everywhere as One

Run/walk events

Join our day of pure TEAL! NOCC’s coast-to-coast event puts activism into action. Run, walk, ride, skip, jump — whatever gets you moving safely. Register to celebrate the strides we’ve made.

Endurance events

Your miles matter! Endurance athletes can join our team to make great strides in the fight against ovarian cancer as you create national awareness and fund programs for survivors and caregivers.

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