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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.

Massachusetts
PO Box 920487
Needham, MA 02492

Contact:
Danielle Sullivan

339-368-6171

Fundraise

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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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:

Early Awareness

  • 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 amatthews@ovarian.org  339-368-6171

Outside Resources

Healing Garden Cancer Support Center
978-456-3532 | marcia@healinggardensupport.org
Healing Garden offers a variety of cancer support groups  

Turning the Tide Ovarian Cancer Retreat A time for empowering survivors! Annual Retreat for women residing in New England living with Ovarian Cancer.

Sailing Heals, Inc. Sailing Heals provides a restorative, free, inspiring day at sea for patients and caregivers navigating cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses.

Cancer Support Community (MA)

Always free of charge, CSC MA provides support, education, and hope to cancer patients, caregivers, and loved ones. Online support through our Helpline – staffed by licensed oncology professionals. Educational materials on many topics in multiple languages. Private online community through MyLifeLine

Hope Lodge (located in MA but for those that live at least 40 miles outside of Boston) Free lodging is provided for cancer patients and caregivers traveling from home for outpatient medical care related to the patient’s cancer diagnosis

LIVESTRONG (MA)  

LIVESTRONG (US YMCA Search)
A free 12-week group exercise program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis.

The Dempsey Center (ME)

Personalized care through counseling, support groups, nutrition, integrative therapies, movement and fitness, and more—at no cost. Offers in-person care in Maine and virtual programming as well.

Maine Health– Oncology Support Group (ME)

Dartmouth Cancer Center– Support Groups (NH) 

Mass General Cancer Center– Oncology Support Groups

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – ​Oncology Support Groups (MA)

 

Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteGynecologic Cancer Support Group (MA)
617-632-3301

Cancer Connection Ovarian and Other Gynecological Cancers Support Group A support group for women living with ovarian and gynecological cancers. The group is free of charge, but registration is required. Please call Cancer Connection at 413-586-1642 to register. Facilitated by Vivien Weiss, LMHC, using remote technology Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

 

The National Alliance for Children’s GriefFamily Grief and Bereavement

NAGC support directory 

 

Boston Area Resources 

Jeff’s Place  

Jeff’s Place offers hope and healing in a supportive community for grieving children, teens, young adults, families, and individuals.

 

The Children’s Room 

Creating safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen, or family has to grieve alone.

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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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