Advocacy Day in Washington DC
On March 9-10, 2015, join survivors, caregivers and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in Washington, DC, to advocate for the programs and research that pave the way for better treatments for ovarian cancer. Your elected officials need to hear from YOU in 2015 to ensure that ovarian cancer research and education programs remain a Congressional priority. Act now! Registration is free and closes on January 31st. Join other MIOCA advocates by registering
now. See the news section for information regarding Lori Haber Buckfire Foundation Advocacy Travel Scholarship.
MIOCA Board of Directors' Meeting
All are welcomed to attend MIOCA's Board of Directors' Meeting. Special Guest Speaker: Debra Duquette, Genomics Coordinator, MI Dept of Community Health. Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites - 2455 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. 7-9 PM.
Ann Arbor Goddess 5K & Mile Run/Walk
Celebrate a day for all women — Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 — by joining your mothers, sisters, daughters, your entire sisterhood in the inaugural Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and showing Ann Arbor how truly divine you are. Race begins at 8:00 am. Click here
for additional information and to register for this great event which benefits MIOCA.
Ovarian Cancer Support Groups
MIOCA funds professionally led groups in Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids
- Meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 – 7:30 pm, at the Cancer Support Community of Ann Arbor
- Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 – 7:30pm at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
Ride for a Cure
“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”, read about Matt's ride throughout the country here.
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.