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

P.O. Box 329
Arlington, MA 02476

Contact:
Allie Matthews

339-368-6171

amatthews@ovarian.org

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! 

Events

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Volunteer

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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

Our Resources

Facing Cancer Together – General Cancer Support Groups
617-332-5777
FCT offers general cancer support groups for survivors, caregivers, and bereavement in Brighton MA and beyond. 

Healing Garden Cancer Support Center
978-456-3532 | marcia@healinggardensupport.org
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. 

LIVESTRONG
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 |  llowenth@bidmc.harvard.edu
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)
617-638-7540
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
617-582-7578
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
413-586-1642
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.

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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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