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
This non-profit has helped so many in our community - most that would have had no where else to turn to. Ovarian Cancer is the silent killer & to have this organization to help is a blessing!!
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 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!
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!