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 329
Arlington, MA 02476
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!
Boston Together in TEAL
Help strengthen NOCC with your time
We have a role for you. Whether you can contribute several times a month, or are looking for a one-day opportunity, You will make an impact.
The New England Region is seeking volunteers in the following areas:
- Raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer in your local community by finding and exhibiting at health and community fairs.
- Raise awareness about ovarian cancer by telling your story through public speaking and panel engagements.
Social Media and PR
- Serve as a social media ambassador for NOCC by posting, sharing, and liking ovarian cancer content to expand reach.
- Promote regional events and programming by connecting with local television, radio, and news outlets.
Quality of Life – Survivor and Family Support
- Provide peer support to ovarian cancer survivors and their families.
- Secure new hospitals and facilities for NOCC’s Faces of Hope program in support of newly diagnosed women and those experiencing a recurrence.
ROCK the Day DIY Events
- Host your own DIY fundraiser or connect with local businesses to create give-back events.
Together in Teal Run/Walk Planning
- Assist with the administrative preparation of the signature Together in Teal Run/Walk event by helping with registration, mailings, and packet assembly.
- Raise money and secure sponsorship, auction items, and in-kind donations.
- Manage and assist in team fundraising cultivation.
- Manage promotions/PR/media for Run/Walk.
Together in Teal Run/Walk Event Day-Of
- Volunteer the day of NOCC’s signature Together in Teal Run/Walk event
To learn more about these opportunities, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Allie Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org 339-368-6171
Facing Cancer Together – General Cancer Support Groups
FCT offers general cancer support groups for survivors, caregivers, and bereavement in Brighton MA and beyond.
Healing Garden Cancer Support Center
978-456-3532 | email@example.com
Healing Garden offers a variety of cancer support groups
Reflect & Restore Mondays, Inc.
(Currently on Hold)
Tailored to women currently going through treatment for any type of cancer. Complimentary pampering, relaxation and companionship.
A free 12-week group exercise program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Metastatic Cancer Support Group for Women
617-582-7578 | firstname.lastname@example.org
This facilitator-led support group meets 11 a.m.- noon the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
Boston Medical Center – Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
(Currently On Hold)
This is a monthly, women-only meeting to discuss issues relating to gynecological cancers. Medical personnel and other professionals also visit the group periodically to give presentations and respond to questions.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
These support sessions for women with gynecological cancer meet on the 2nd Monday of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Registration required.
Cancer Connection – Ovarian and Other Gynecological Cancers Support Group
This is a weekly support group for women diagnosed with ovarian and other gynecological cancers is facilitated by Vivien Weiss, LMHC. Meets Wednesday afternoons. Registration required.
Names to Know
Lisa has been a lead volunteer for NOCC for a decade! She captains Team 50 Shades of Teal for our Together in Teal Run/Walk events, raising over $85,000 since she first started her team in 2012. Lisa is dedicated to spreading awareness about the disease and often attends local health fairs and conferences to distribute information about ovarian cancer signs and symptoms. She is now our official Together in Teal mentor - helping to advise other teams in their fundraising efforts. Look out for Lisa’s posts on our local Facebook page, where she provides tips and tricks for successful fundraising.
Seema has been a fantastic local volunteer since May of 2018. She is always thinking creatively about how to educate the public about ovarian cancer, finding and attending several events a year to distribute information about signs and symptoms. She is a wonderful support of fellow Survivors and their families, is terrific at connecting with local businesses for auction items or give back days, and has secured many teal lightings of buildings and bridges for our September Awareness campaign. As the Together in Teal team captain of Team Pai, Seema is a wonderful fundraiser and advocate of our cause.
Molly is dedicated to our local Teal Hearts program. As a social worker and Survivor, she attends every Teal Hearts meeting in order to offer support, guidance, and encouragement to fellow Survivors. She is an incredible mentor, offering to speak one on one to anyone who is newly diagnosed, going through a recurrence, or a caregiver. Molly created and manages a Teal Hearts Facebook page so that Survivors can connect with one another in-between our monthly meetings, and she is passionate about working with NOCC to create programs and resources that are tailored to our young adult community.
Kevin is the leader of Team Walkin' 4 Whiffin, our top local fundraising team for the past 2 years that they have participated in our Together in Teal events. Kevin runs and supports our cause in memory of his beloved wife Bethany. Since joining our event, he has been an incredible volunteer, dedicated to spreading awareness about the disease. Last year he even colored the front door of his house teal, along with teal lights and a variety of yard signs on his front lawn with information about signs and symptoms.