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Volunteers Needed Across Michigan

Volunteers Needed Across Michigan

July 11, 2015

Turn the Towns Teal® is a national campaign to bring awareness of ovarian cancer to communities throughout the country during the month of September. MIOCA will once again be purchasing and supplying at no cost the materials to volunteers who want to turn Michigan's towns and cities teal.  In addition to tying teal ribbons in prominent locations, MIOCA volunteers will also hang posters which list the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Our reach has grown every year!  Our efforts paid off last year with nearly 50 cities participating.  We hope to continue to grow this awareness effort this year.

It's time to start planning. Because approval is required from your local governing officials, the process can take a bit of time. Please join us to spread teal throughout the state.

If you would like to learn more about how to tie teal ribbons in your community, your place of business, or your neighborhood, please contact Marcia Gurche. Creativity is welcomed as not every city has a prime location for "tealing." However, there are other ways to raise awareness with the teal ribbons which MIOCA provides for this statewide effort.

Let's come together to turn all of Michigan teal during the month of September!

Fighting the Deadliest Reproductive Cancer in Women

June 9, 2015

Sadie Hughes miNBC 25

In this interview, MIOCA volunteer and ovarian cancer survivor, Kim Thiel, discusses her diagnosis and the impact that it has had on her life.  Sadie Hughes also interviews Denise Railling at Covenant Cancer Care Center who encourages women to listen to their bodies and advocate for themselves. 

If you want to get involved in helping women fight ovarian cancer,  people across Mid-Michigan are preparing to fight back against the disease. On Friday, June 12th, survivors and supporters will gather in Grand Blanc for  the Teal Track and Trail run to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. The proceeds from the event will go the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA). 

Read the entire article and watch the video here.

Teal Track and Trail Raises Awareness

June 3, 2015

Saginaw, MI (WNEM) Channel 5 CBS:  During this informative interview, Teal Track and Trail event coordinator, Marie Heath, shares information about ovarian cancer, the upcoming 5K event, and MIOCA.  In memory of their daughter, Wendy Heath Heiser, and in honor of all women who are battling ovarian cancer, Kirk and Marie Heath will host Teal Track and Trail on Friday, June 12 in Grand Blanc.  Learn more by watching this video.