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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 3362
Munster, IN 46321

Sue Straatman

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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 Illinois 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
  • Run with Team Teal and make a difference with your miles
  • Help mentor newly diagnosed survivors
  • Assist with our signature  event in September, Together in Teal 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Karen Young at, or call us at  312-226-9410.

Outside Resources

Cancer & Careers
646-929-8032 |
Empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive at work by providing expert advice, interactive tools and events.

Triage Cancer
Chicago, IL
424.258.4628 |
Offering events, materials and resources on practical and legal issues that may impact those cancer patients and caregivers.

Imerman Angels
866-463-7626 |
Providing personalized connections enabling one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

Camp Kesem 
773-492-0508 |
Support for children at no cost during a parent’s cancer journey, with innovative programs and peer networks.

Rockford Survivor Group
Rockford, IL
815-218-6842 |
Meets 2nd Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Lorna Carlson. 

NW Indiana Teal Hearts Group
708-602-4351 |
Meets 2nd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location varies at this time. 

Teal Time Survivor Group
Skokie, IL
Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Central Illinois Ovarian Cancer Support Network
Decatur, IL
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Decatur Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center, West Entrance.

Gyne SISTERs (Gynecological Cancers Networking Group)
Aurora, IL
331-301- 5280
Meets on the second Thursday of each month 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. The group is co-facilitated by a licensed professional counselor and a registered nurse.

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
Munster, IN
Meets 4th Monday of each month at 11 a.m. – noon

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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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