Mission: The ovarian cancer alliance of ohio (ocao)is an advocate for those affected by ovarian cancer. Ocao's mission is to promote early detection of ovarian cancer with advocacy, education, awareness and public outreach to improve outcome and help save lives. Ocao's vision is to have the best volunteer workforce that embraces our core values and mission. We work with people touched by ovarian cancer to help communicate that mission. Ocao strives to improve outcomes for the ovarian cancer community by working with policy makers and other overian cancer advocates. By building these relationships, we hope to improve the lives of those affected by ovarian cancer. Ocao places high value on educating women and healthcare providers, which can help save lives until early detection tests are available. We help raise awareness by relaying our message through local campaigns and events. We work to make ovarian cancer and its symptoms known to all women through communication.
Programs: Awareness and education about ovarian cancer. Production of an annual 5k event called strides for hope.
The OCAO is an all volunteer organization that is focused on educating and bringing awareness to ovarian cancer in Central Ohio. The OCAO also supports ovarian cancer survivors and their family members. Their programming includes fundraising (where more than 90% of funds raised goes to support its mission), educating the public through health fairs and partnerships with media, as well as events like Turn Huntington Park Teal, that directly support survivors and their family members.