The Ovarian Cancer Connection is run by the most caring individuals around. I was shocked to find out that not one of the members of this organization draws a salary. All of the money they raise goes back to the women in the community that are battling this terrible illness. You don't find that with other non-profits. Genuine, caring people that dedicate their lives and time to helping support local women.
The OCC provides a wonderful service to our communities and individuals. They help with gas money to Dr appointments and any travel for ovarian cancer treatments. I have found them the most compassionate and caring individuals. Their support is an asset to the local communities and very valuable to enhance the quality of life for ovarian cancer patients.
OCC is led by a caring, dedicated, selfless group of individuals, committed to help lighten the fear of this disease through education and lessen the financial burden, for those in need, who are faced with multiple months of traveling to and from treatments. OCC is there providing information, support and reassurance during an extremely frightening time in these women’s lives! And, having every dollar remain local to those they serve is a tremendous asset, as well.
An amazing organization run by the most caring individuals. Proud to be a part of this important cause.
I have recently joined as a member of this all volunteer board. I am amazed at the hard work and dedication put into supporting the community from not only the board but the vast number of volunteers who help endlessly year after year. It is an amazing grass roots organization that has helped so many and continues to grow in its support.
The Ovarian Cancer Connection is reaching so many women in our area! They are always there to help and support those who need it most. We are very lucky to have them in our community.
An amazing organization doing great things for our community! Our volunteers are passionate & dedicated. We are making a difference in Toledo, Ohio!
NW Ohio and SE Michigan is so privileged to have such an amazing non-profit organization within their reach. The Ovarian Cancer Connections is so very passionate about their mission of education and raising awareness to the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer to this community. The many fundraising events coordinated by all the volunteers that serve on the Board of Directors helps to sustain the Financial Assistance Program that they have in place. This program helps the many Gynecological Cancer Survivors with gasoline cards they receive to help with transportation to their DR appointment and chemotherapy treatments along with financially assisting with some of their personal bills they might have. They are also able to use and support any local vendors in the NW OH and SE MI areas that are needed for their fundraising events. We can be proud to have such an awesome non-profit here in our backyard!
I not only have had the privilege of serving on the Advisory Board of this amazing Nonprofit organization but have also been the recipient as a Fifteen year survivor of Ovarian Cancer. This group services Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan with such a passion as they promote their mission of educating and raising awareness to the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer to the community. With monies raised through various fundraisers throughout the year, they are able to help so many women who are fighting Gynecological Cancers with their Financial Assistance Program that they have in place. I am so very thankful and feel so very blessed that I am connected with this awesome group!
Great proactive effort to increase awareness of ovarian and other gynecological cancers and in offering financial assistance to ladies who need a hand up. Leadership is first class!
I have been fighting ovarian cancer for over a year and a half. Since day one Ovarian Cancer Connection has been there for both emotional support and financial support in the form of gas cards. My treatments are a 30 minute drive from my house. The money they provide helps with getting me to my appointments. The emotional & educational support is amazing. The outreach to the individuals as well as the community to teach everyone the signs of cancer, make them aware of help available to them, and if need, just talk to someone is so much appreciated. By sharing what I have learned from them, others have been made aware of what to watch for in their bodies. 100% of contributions go back into the community to help those in need. The volunteers are wonderful and just that, Volunteers! I am so grateful for the Ovarian Cancer Connection.
My daughter Amanda, was 24 when she was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer in 2004. The group Let’s Talk it Ovar was her intro to support groups. She and others from this group help form the OCC. The support given and received with OCC has grown leaps and bounds since then. Focused on Ovarian cancer for the first years, OCC now supports all women with Gynecological cancers. This network allows women and their families to receive whichever type support is needed: financial, referral, personal and spiritual.
The Ovarian Cancer Connection Provides much needed awareness Of this silent killer by educating Not only the public but Also through important guest speaker programs for medical students as well. They have expanded their scope to Include all gynecological cancers in both financial support and support group services.
The entire board, including our awesome leader Gini, are completely volunteer, Receiving no compensation for their time.
A wonderful organization providing support to those going Through treatment for ovarian and other gynecological cancers. They also educate medical students and the public about this silent disease.
Ginnie, the leader, is quite caring and full of information. OCC has a wonderful team to provide support and hosts events to raise funds to support ovarian ca patients.
The ovarian cancer connection is a much needed resource in our city. Not only do they raise awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, but they also teach medical students to recognize this Silent disease. In addition to raising awareness, ovarian cancer connection helps women going through treatment, by Assisting them w transportation needs, and other services. Such a dedicated hard-working group of women!
This organization does so much good for women of Northwest Ohio in fighting gynecological cancers. I am proud to contribute to this organization by keeping the website (http://ovarianconnection.org) updated with the latest news, information and fundraising efforts.
The Ovarian Cancer Connection is a great organization. It is ran by a great group of volunteers.
The events held throughout the year help bring awareness of ovarian cancer to our community.
The Ovarian Cancer Connection is a great organization. The volunteers are amazing and very helpful. They are raising awareness about ovarian cancer and other gynecological cancers. Turning the towns teal is an example of an opportunity for volunteers to spread ovarian cancer awareness.
I proudly serve on the board with other hard working hands on board members. The efforts by this team of volunteers to raise money to provide financial assistance to ladies battling gynecological cancers is outstanding. I am proud to organize the Mary Lou Davis Memorial glow roll in honor of my mom. The community support has been outstanding and this fundraiser grows year after year.
I have watched this team of volunteer board members raise money in the hardest of times to support ladies battling gynecological cancers. They are passionate, determined, and have the kindest and most caring hearts. They walk the talk indeed.
In our time of the most need Ovarian Cancer Connection was here to help. What a wonderful caring organization who made a positive difference in our hardest time of need.
The OCC conducts their nonprofit organization with the upmost integrity and honor. They provide a service that is invaluable to the women who find themselves facing the devastating circumstances of gynecological cancer. I have the opportunity to work closely with this organization in a volunteer capacity. I am constantly amazed on how dedicated and effective this organization is in spreading awareness and educating our community about ovarian and other gynecological cancers.
The Ovarian Cancer Connection is a wonderful organization that helps those of us dealing with the awful disease. They offer and share opportunities with us to help us to live our best lives. Whether it’s meetings, seminars or social settings they make us the priority. The volunteers know how debilitating and lonely this disease is and with Covid it is even more isolating. I know with confidence that if I need help or have a question, that I can find compassion and understanding. I appreciate the OCC and all the wonderful work they do for those of us dealing with cancer.
I connected with Gini at OCC after a cancer surgery. I had shared with her that I had been let go by my employer. She was so supportive! I felt as if I add someone "on my side". I am traveling for treatment & OCC is helping so much with gas cards. With both my husband & myself off work, for an extended time, it has lifted some of the burden off our shoulders. Thank you SO MUCH GINI AND OCC! YOU ARE SO APPRECIATED!!!!
Gini is such an inspiring and hard working woman! Her work and dedication to the OCC, the women battling ovarian cancer and the survivors is so genuine. She puts so much heart behind the organization. It helps so many women all over the city get through daily life while fighting for their lives. Truly one of the NW Ohios gem non profit organizations
The OCC is a great non profit in our area, and they have worked very hard every year to raise awareness and funds to help local women during a very difficult time in their lives. I enjoy my time volunteering at the annual walk and every year there are more people than the previous year.
When my wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer they were willing to help us anyway they could without a bunch of hassle.
In a very difficult time in my life they have been here to help ease the way. I wasn't expecting the help and information they have provided and it feels so personal and caring to me.
The help comes just when needed. Several areas of the ovarian cancer connection, is there for many different needs and a multipurpose source in one. If they don't know then they will get back with you on an answer. Thank you Ovarian cancer connection.
I am very proud to be a board member of this fantastic non-profit organization that benefits so many women of NW Ohio and SE Michigan with gynecological cancers. My wife and I were voted in as board members in early 2019 and it's been a very busy fund-raising year so far. We love that 100% of the income goes to this non-profit and all of the volunteers and board members are not paid a cent for their tremendous efforts.
The Ovarian Cancer Connection (OCC) is a grassroots nonprofit organization servicing women diagnosed with ovarian an other gynecologic cancers. All proceeds raised will stay local to support education and awareness programs, and provide financial assistance to women in our community fighting gynecologic cancers. Visit ovarianconnection.org to learn more about the OCC.
I am so proud of this organization. I have a volunteer at many of their events and have watched them grow throughout the years. I've also heard that if anybody needs to get to a doctor's appointment and they cannot get there by their selves that a board member is more than happy to make sure that they get to their appointment
The ovarian Cancer Connection is terrific! The support that they offer to those fighting or who have fought and their families is beyond standard. They go above and beyond what you would expect a non profit to do. Providing help financially , with the help of donations, to patients and families or pointing them in the direction of people who may be able to help and aide them. This organization becomes your family. They will do anything they can to help you.
My cousin has had at least 2 occurances of this horrible disease. She has always been treated with the utmost polteness and care. We have all walked the walk.
I have only been volunteering for the OCC for the past couple years. Once I found out what an awesome connection this group is for women fighting this horrible disease, I was emotionally taken in. Not only do they help women who have been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer but any type of Gynecologic Cancer. It amazes me that all funds raised go directly to help and support the women who have been diagnosed. What an awesome awesome group. Thank you OCC for all you do to help women out.
My experience with OCC has been very rewarding. We provide education, awareness and outreach regarding Ovarian Cancer. I am a survivor, and now a board member and trying to do my part for this organization that serves NW Ohio and SE Michigan.
We are working hard to get the word out to providers, hospitals and outreach centers. We have a financial assistance program that was started about 4 years ago that has been highly utilized for items like gas cards to assist women get to treatment centers. We also help with utilities, medication, food, or other related items,
Our executive director, who was one of the founders has been very passionate about our cause and has provided great leadership. Our board members are also very passionate due to their own experiences with ovarian cancers\, either as survivors, or family members of women who have been affected by ovarian cancer. Our executive director, president and board members volunteer their time to complete the mission of the OCC. They are not paid for their work.
Most recently, we've opened our second location in Fremont, Ohio. It was started by survivors in the local area.
The Charity Navigator program has awarded us a 5 star rating two years in a row as a nonprofit organization. We provide advocacy in Washington DC to obtain funding to continue on with our mission. OCC has many events during the year for fundraising, such as our annual walk, golf tournament, volleyball tournament, and glow bicycle ride. We also have an annual survivor luncheon to get survivors and friends together for an afternoon of food, fun, and relaxation. To provide awareness we "turn the town teal" by placing teal ribbons throughout local communities during the month of September.
I am proud to be a member of this organization- the Ovarian Cancer Connection.
Joan M Drzewiecki
Every year for the last 10 years I've helped with the walk. I'm amazed every year the number that turn out. I've seen it grow immensely over that time. That may be a sign of a growing problem or maybe it's heightened awareness. Either way its always amazes me the love and care this group of friends and families have fore one another. I know the many things that OCC does for these people. They perform almost miracles for those that need that help. I wish them continued success in their endeavors, Maybe someday with research and cures, the OCC may someday not be needed. Until then the great work of the OCC will provide that much needed help. Kevin
The OCC has brought so much information about ovarian and cervical cancer to our city. Their dedication to the women suffering from this horrible disease is nothing short of amazing. It is truly a humbling experience to volunteer with them.
I have been volunteering with the OCC for many years; mostly with the walk. It is amazing to see the support provided to the survivors and family members. They need that support so much. And support they get ... and not just emotional but also financial. The Board members are such a blessing, they work so diligently and no one takes a salary. A wonderful organization.
I became involved with the OCC after my mom battled this horrible disease. After my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she raised awareness about the disease. She wanted every person to be aware of the signs and symptoms and how to listen to and know your body. OCC allows me to continue to raise awareness and suppprt women and their families with ovarian and other gyn cancers on behalf of my mom's memory.
I started with this wonderful organization as a volunteer for the annual walk. I discovered how passionate this organization is about providing monetary support for women with gynecological cancers. As a survivor of ovarian cancer, I know how important that support is. I am now a member of the board and I have seen first hand the dedication of all of its members. This group has been an important resource for many women and their caregivers
What a great nonprofit! While some organizations split their profits between salaries, research, and other outlets, the Ovarian Cancer Connection donates all profits to women in NW Ohio who are receiving treatment for Ovarian, Cervical and Gynecological Cancer. With gas cards to get them them to appointments and treatments, or even assistance with bills and phones, the monies that come go directly back into the community we love.
I am so proud to be a board member for the OCC. I became involved because a couple of people close to me were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Our board is made of up a variety of individuals, survivors, daughter of mothers who have lost their battles, and those who are just deeply passionate about the cause. Our board members are non-paid, active working board members dedicated to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, the early warning signs, and to also support those with the disease. Our financial assistance program has help many ladies with prescriptions, utility bills, and gas cards to get them to and from treatment. It is so rewarding to be able to help these ladies as they are going through probably the most difficult thing in their life. The Ovarian Cancer Connection is truly a great organization with a great mission.
Amazing group!!! They do so much for the woman! The most important thing is the money raised goes directly to help these woman with their care and living expenses. They go out of their way to give them rides and most of all the emotional support is exceptional!
❤️As a volunteer photographer for the Ovarian Cancer Connection events, I have been overwhelmingly amazed and blessed to watch the depth of love, action, passion, and commitment given to each and every woman who is struggling with ovarian cancer and who is a survivor of ovarian cancer by this organization. They are very well known in our community. Physicians and nurses know to reach out to the Ovarian Cancer Connection for their patients. There is not one staff member who receives one penny for the incredible and compassionate work that they do. This is a nonprofit organization that truly reflects the very character of Jesus Christ himself. They give everything and expect nothing in return ❤️
OCC is such a wonderful organization! When in town, I love doing the “walks” in memory of a dear friend and mother who passed way too soon, but left such a beautiful legacy! I always share OCC’s information posts. It’s so important!thank you for all you do for those affected and their families!
This organization is doing amazing things for women who are battling this horrid cancer. I have been going to the walks every year for the past 6 or so years is support of all the wonderful things they are doing to not only support the patients, but the families. Thank you for all the AMZAING work you do everyday!
Ovarian Cancer Connection is an awesome program. They have helped me through some tough times during my ongoing battle with ovarian cancer for almost 3 years. The staff is all volunteers. All monies that are donated 100% stays in NW Ohio, SE Michigan.
The OCC is on the leading edge of research for a cure. Their leaders, including their President, do not take a salary from donations like most organizations. The OCC, like Ovarian Cancer, is a ‘silent’ voice in the noise of more visible organizations and fund raising efforts across the country... yet impacts young and old alike! Join us in the FIGHT to end this silent killer and come out to support the first annual Mary Lou Davis Memorial Glow Roll on August 4, 2018!
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!