When I was at my weakest, Ovarian Cancer Connection was there for me, just like they are for so many women in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan with the same struggles. I have seen so many women helped by this organization in the most important ways possible. They offer financial support when it is most needed. They offer emotional support, awareness and so much more. I have never seen an organization that was more generous and sincere in their efforts! The fact that each staff member is a volunteer is unheard of in our society! 100% of the profits go to assisting those who need it most!
The Ovarian Cancer Connection is a local organization made up completely of unpaid volunteers! Executive Director and all Board Members are just people with big hearts wanting to make life easier on ladies battling gynecologic cancers throughout NW Ohio and SE Michigan.
Awesome organization with volunteers that are passionate about the cause. Their fund-raising events are fun, inspirational and promote education/learning about the impact that ovarian cancer has on the lives of many women.
I have watched over the past 9 years OCC grow and provide assistance to so many women. When I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 35 I did not know where to turn or what to do. The emotional support I received and still receive from this organization keeps me going. We fight to raise awareness and find a cure
This organization is AMAZING. We lost both my Mother and my Sister to Ovarian Cancer so our family has played an active part in the annual walks as well as fund raisers for years. This organization is the most GIVING organization I have ever been connected with and I am proud to be a volunteer every year. From giving gas cards to those who don't have $$ for gas to get to appointments, to helping with utility bills for those who must make the difficult decision to pay for utilities or buy their prescription meds. We volunteer and stay connected because Ovarian Cancer in hopes of someday finding a cure for this ugly disease so our women old and young never have to deal with it. The OCC is an intricate organization of people who truly CARE about others and their quality of life while dealing with this horrible disease and most definitely deserve this FIVE STAR rating.
As I watch this organization work tirelessly to raise funds to provide financial support to ladies battling not only ovarian, but all types of gynological cancers with incredible passion and determination, I am humbled to be a small contributor to the huge impact being made in NW Ohio and SE Michigan. From paying utility bills, medical co-pays, helping navigate resources available -- it is all done by volunteers (NOT 1 PAID STAFF MEMBER) with cheerful and giving hearts. What a great organization!
What a great group of people! I have attended the OCC monthly meetings for several months now and what a support it has been to my recovery. What great joy to hear all the remarkable stories from survivors and what an eye-opening to hear from others who are still struggling. Makes me so thankful that I have been lucky with no returns of cancer. The information that is shared between us is so helpful....ranging from remedies to help with neuropathy to what is available to us such as clinical trials. Hearing about the newest news of the research that is being done and the education out there about Ovarian Cancer is so encouraging to our spirit and our inner strength. Friendships have been made and isn't that what life is all about.....supporting each other and celebrating with each other!
We first became aware of the Ovarian Cancer Connection when our daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The information and support for her and the family was invaluable. They give so much help in the small ways that are sometimes forgotten like transportation to Doctors appointments, help with bills if they need some financial aid and even someone to listen when you need a friendly ear. There is much more that they do, but I think these small personal things do so much to lift the spirits of the people fighting this disease.
The OCC has helped my daughter with many expenses, especially with prescriptions and gas. She got ovarian cancer at the age of 15. Thank god today she is 25. They are a wonderful,selfless organization that so deserves this award!
They are al2ays 2illingbto help a gynecological cancer patient even withbthehe tiniest of things such as a ride to the grocery store! They are mord than willing to step in and help AND all donations gonto help patients not thecsalary of yhe dirdctor who i undrrstand did not take a salqry for over a year!!!!!!!
My friend Wally Kelly battled many years with OC. She lost her battle this past year. I still miss her so. I have pledged to help this wonderful organization. I'd like to have a group of walkers in a "WALK FOR WALLY"
I was SO devastated by the news of my cancer. I have always been health conscious and no one in my family had had cancer. The Ovarian Connection leader, Gini, let me sob my way through my story,never once making me feel like I was a negative person. It was my first chance to share deeply about everything. It changed the life I thought I was LOSING, into the knowledgeable FIGHTER I am today. The cancer has returned two more times in the last two years, she taught me to speak up and take part in my cancer treatment. We found a clinical trial through the U of Michigan that I start next week. I pray it leads to helping younger women in the future. I know OCC will be there. Joanne Arndt
Ovarian Cancer Connection is a loving grass roots group of people who are compassionate on educating women of all ages to be aware of the symptoms to watch for. Early detection is critical and when found early can be treated. The love and support given to those fighting the battle is simply amazing. FIGHTING CANCER is just not about PINK. It's also
about GETTING REAL ABOUT TEAL!
Thank you for all of the services you provided to our daughter during her struggle with ovarian cancer.
Great organization! I volunteered last year at the Ovarian Cancer Race/Walk - it was a humbling experience. I'll be there again this year.
I can not say enough great things about this organization! They have been a godsend to my family and I during this journey that I continue to fight. Very caring, compassionate, and supportive people!
I have been to your walk for the last 4 years. What great work you do for the community. I wish you the best of luck getting the word out there of all the things you do for women with ovarian cancer.