Complete Event Calendar
Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser in Memory of Tammy Parker:
A Great Cause and Some Great Food
Everyone is invited to gather at Buffalo Wild Wings in Wyoming, MI for lunch, dinner, or a snack. 20% of purchases (dine in or carry out) accompanied by the event certificate
will be donated to MIOCA and Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids.
MIOCA Fundraiser at the Palace
Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns
Join us at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, January 11 by supporting the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance. For every ticket that gets purchased, a portion will go back to promoting saving women’s lives through the early detection of ovarian cancer and improved treatment outcomes. Reserve your seats now
, tickets are limited!
New Ovarian Cancer Support Group
MIOCA funds monthly group in Ann Arbor area
Women dealing with ovarian cancer and its effects often have unique questions and concerns. Join others just like you in this professionally facilitated group. This monthly group is aimed at giving women in treatment or in remission from ovarian cancer
an opportunity to connect with others dealing with similar concerns.
Meetings will begin January 15, 2014 and held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 – 7:30pm.
Ride to Raise Awareness
“What can one individual do to help make a difference?” MIOCA supporter, Matt McEwen intends to find out by taking to the road this spring and summer, in memory of his late wife, Wendy McEwen. Riding across the US to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and funds for MIOCA, he will enroll Motorcycle Owners Associations Chapters nationwide, to focus attention on the critical need for early detection and better treatments. Because he “can’t just sit on the sidelines while we lose more women like Wendy to this deadly disease”, follow Matt's ride throughout the country here.
J.U.G.S. Rock A Cure
A full day of great rock ‘n roll was enjoyed at J.U.G.S. Rock a Cure at Pub 1281 in Mt. Clemens. Fourteen bands donated their talent to create a memorable day. MIOCA is so grateful to the J.U.G.S. (Just Us Girls Struttin') Team: Deanna Cosens, Cathy Besemer (Jam Cat Productions), Amanda Cracchiolo, Kristin Shawen, and Dawn Worde for their hard work in organizing the event. We also want to thank Pub 1281 owners, James Klapp and Carol Mears. WRIF DJ Scott Randall did an incredible job as emcee - thank you Screamin' Scott! Click the photo above for more sponsors, donors and pictures.
Breaking the silence about GYN cancer with Rock N Roll
No Evidence of Disease,
the words every patient dreams to hear, interweaves the harrowing experiences and remarkable courage of women, devoted families, and dedicated doctors.
An emotive and music-filled documentary, NED, brings below the belt cancers out from under the radar and into the spotlight
September's Michigan Premier at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater included a Q & A presentation with NED Producer, Karen Simon, UM Health System's, Keven Reynolds, MD and MIOCA VP Marcie Paul.
the best of times
a celebration of life and compilation of art, blogs and other cool stuff of artist Lori Haber Buckfire. The Planet Lori Foundation supports BRCA & ovarian cancer research, education and advocacy. Watch the video
and mention MIOCA when you purchase a book or artwork
for the proceeds to benefit MIOCA. News about MIOCA's new Planet Lori Fund will be coming soon.
Turn the Village Teal
Thanks to all those that attended and supported the MIOCA event, Turn the Village Teal
. The event was a great success as shown by the many car owners who displayed 48 stunning teal and turquoise classic cars lining both sides of the street to help us drive awareness of ovarian cancer. Jennifer Kincer and 17 other performers shared their wonderful voices and had people singing along or moving to the music.
Thanks to our TTVT sponsors here.
Shake Your Teal Feathers Walk
A terrific turnout brought awesome awareness to Grand Rapids at the first ever MIOCA ovarian cancer awareness walk at John Ball Park Zoo. Thank you to all our outstanding volunteers and hundreds of walkers! Plus special thanks to our sponsors and partner providers: Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center and Spectrum Health, D &W Bottle Drive, de Boer Bakkerj & Restaurant, Michigan Pain Consultants, and Spartan Stores.
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
and we Turned The Towns Teal®
This month long nationwide awareness campaign featured educational activities, informational literature and teal ribbons tied throughout more than 30 towns statewide to focus attention on the critical need for early detection and better treatment outcomes. Extensive media coverage - TV, radio, billboards, and print - plus educational events throughout the month promoted our mission is such towns as, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Elk Rapids, Farmington, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Northville, Royal Oak, Sturgis and more. Thanks to everyone for participating!
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SPEAKing About Early Detection
Hearing personal accounts from ovarian cancer survivors helps put a “face” to the disease. It also illustrates the real life subtleties of its symptoms and the challenges of early detection. Based on this premise, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s nationwide educational program, Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®
, brings survivors into healthcare classrooms to share their diagnostic and treatment experiences. Inspired by this highly successful experiential program, SPEAK: Survivors Promoting Early Awareness and Knowledge
seeks to raise ovarian cancer awareness among all women in a similar manner.
See our event calendar
for all the upcoming SPEAK presentations. To educate our community about life saving symptom awareness, please schedule one for your group or organization, contact SPEAK coordinator Michelle Shepherd
with Survivor Teaching Students: Saving Women's Lives
and SPEAK: Survivors Promoting Education and Knowledge
or join us at an event.
and make your voice heard.
We need your support to implement our mission and save women's lives.