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.
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 Peer to Peer Survivor Support – New England Region
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
A time for empowering survivors! Annual Retreat for women residing in New England living with Ovarian Cancer.
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
Angela has been an instrumental volunteer with NOCC for many years. She supports our cause in honor of her dear friend Jess, and together they captain one of our highest fundraising Together in Teal teams, Shake Your Teal Feathers. Angela is always willing to help whenever needed - no task is too big or too small, and she now serves as our ROCK the Day and Together in Teal Activities Volunteer Chair. Through her annual Shake Your Teal Feathers zumba event, Angela raises critical funds while encouraging participants to break a sweat for our cause! Join our Together in Teal event, and you just might see Angela at the start line, leading our warm-up!
Celina D'Cruz and Danielle Sullivan
Celina and Danielle, ovarian cancer survivor and caregiver, have joined forces as one of NOCC’s highest Together in Teal fundraising teams - Tough in Teal! In 2021, Celina and Danielle had one of the largest teams in New England, raising over $25,000 for the cause. They are always thinking creatively about how to raise awareness and funds to support early awareness, support services, and research. We are inspired by Celina and Danielle’s leadership and dedication!
Hannah volunteers with NOCC in honor of her mother, a 20 year ovarian cancer survivor. Hannah is dedicated to expanding our Faces of Hope program, in order to ensure that every newly diagnosed survivor, or those going through a recurrence, have the resources they need. While studying in the Philadelphia area, she aims to provide assistance to both the New England and Delaware Valley regions!
Kris has been a fantastic volunteer of NOCC’s New England region. As a New Hampshire resident, she is passionate about expanding our early awareness initiatives to NH and the surrounding New England states and now serves as our Early Awareness Committee Chair. She has taken the lead on our DigiTEAL auction, and secured many teal lightings for September Awareness month. Kris is also the captain of Together in Teal team, Kris’s Crew, and we are so very grateful for her commitment and creativity!