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OVARIAN CANCER IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED.

                       (Sept 26-30, 2020)

CONGRATULATION TO OUR WINNERS!!

TOP TEAM:

    St. Vincent Gynecologic

    Oncology                   $2,683

TOP INDIVIDUAL:

    Shirley Thomas         $4,178

*As of Oct 1, 2020

MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED.

OVARIAN CANCER IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

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               (Sept 26-30, 2020)

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FIGHTING OVARIAN CANCER IN INDIANA

EARLY DETECTION IS KEY

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping, and spread into surrounding tissue.  Ovarian cancers are a group of diseases that affect a woman’s ovaries.

There are several types of ovarian cancer.  While these diseases are all called “ovarian” because they affect the ovaries, they are actually unique in terms of their origin, how they look under a microscope, treatment and prognosis. Ovarian tumors can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).  Although abnormal, cells of benign tumors do not metastasize (spread to other parts of the body).

Additionally, ovarian cysts are different than ovarian tumors, and can be fairly common—ovarian cysts are fluid-filled while ovarian tumors are solid masses. Most ovarian cysts are not harmful, don’t cause symptoms and are not indicative of risk for future ovarian cancer, though some complex ovarian cysts may raise the risk. 

Ovarian Cancer information is provided by the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) with whom Ovar'coming Together is a Partner Member.

 

How We Help

 

When it comes to cancer, knowledge is power. Education is critical for prevention and early detection. Public engagement is critical to effect change. Ovar'coming Together is committed to increasing dialogue and action around ovarian cancer.   

Ovar'coming Together provides  support to ovarian cancer survivors, family members and caregivers through education, encouragement, connections, and offering friendship, hope and understanding.

Ovar'coming Together's events are about making positive differences! They raise funds to fulfill the mission of the organization. They also create awareness and provide a sense of community to those affected by the disease.

 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER

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HOPE Packets given to newly-diagnosed
women & Gyn Onc
offices
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Individuals Reached through Awareness Events
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Medical Students reached via Survivors Teaching Students® since it
began in Indiana
in 2014
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Survivors reached
with support and education

Survivors Teaching Students® is a program of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) with whom Ovar’coming Together is a Partner Member.

Need To Know...

▪Anyone with ovaries, REGARDLESS OF AGE, is at risk for ovarian cancer.

▪A PAP SMEAR DOES NOT screen for ovarian cancer. It is designed to detect cervical cancer.

▪If diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it's important to be treated by a Gynecologic Oncologist. Studies show women treated by Gyn Oncs have greater likelihood for improved outcomes.

▪Ovar'coming Together offers FREE HOPE Packets to women diagnosed with ovarian

cancer. Request yours!

▪Know the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer!     

     ~Bloating                                    ~Difficulty eating or Feeling full quickly

     ~Pelvic or Abdominal Pain       ~Urinary Urgency or Frequency

 
 

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Shop at AmazonSmile. A portion of your purchase is donated to us if you list us as your charity. Purchase items from our AmazonSmile Charity Lists, too!

HOLD A PERSONAL FUNDRAISER ON FACEBOOK

Ask your friends to support us for your birthday (or other special event) in lieu of gifts!

HOLD YOUR OWN EVENT & CREATE AWARENESS

Host a fundraising dinner, sports challenge, class showcasing your special skills or "wear jeans to work" day! We can advertise and provide materials! 

PLANNED GIVING

Consider a legacy gift such as a charitable gift annuity, bequest or (year-end) gift of stock. View simple giving options.

REGISTER FOR KROGER REWARDS

A % of store purchases are donated to us if you list us as your charity. (CHARITY ID: NL539).

GIVING IDEAS FOR BUSINESSES

SPONSOR AN EVENT!   

  • Teal Ribbon Basket BINGO Benefit

  • OVAR'Ride Charity Motorcycle Ride

  • Turn the Canal TEAL

  • Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Run Walk

 

HOLD A SPECIAL PROMOTION. 

Donate a portion of proceeds from customer purchases of a specific item or service during a designated time period. We will share your promotion via eblasts and social media, and provide awareness materials.

DONATE $1 FOR EVERY FACEBOOK "LIKE".  Donate $1 for every ‘Like’ your company gets on Facebook (during a specific time frame). We will help spread the word about your business, website and support to us.

PARTICIPATE IN AN EVENT!

  • Buy a discounted table of 10 and treat your staff to Basket BINGO!

  • Assemble a team for the Run Walk. Design and wear your own shirts to show your company's support. Raise Funds online. Use the outing as an opportunity for team-building!

VOLUNTEER

  • EVENT ASSISTANCE 

  • BOARD MEMBERSHIP

  • OFFICE TASKS

  • SPEAKERS BUREAU

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

  • SPECIAL PROJECTS / PROJECT LEADERSHIP

  • SURVIVORS TEACHING STUDENTS (STS)

  • HEALTH FAIR BOOTH OPERATOR

  • ASSEMBLE HOPE PACKETS

  • DELIVERIES & PICK-UPS

 
 
 

ABOUT US

Ovar'coming Together was founded in 1996 (and incorporated in 2003) by Pam Faerber, Nancy Hines and Kai Binford - three Indianapolis women who were united as a result of having been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The three were concerned with the lack of information available to women regarding ovarian cancer and recognized the importance and need for information and peer support. 

 

In 1997, Ovar'coming Together and its Founders helped to co-found the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA), now the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (following a merger of OCNA with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in 2016). 

 

Ovar'coming Together serves the entire state of Indiana. It is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and increasing early detection resulting in a reduction of the number of women who die from the disease.

Our Values:

   Service

   Empowerment 

   Respect

   Integrity

   Community

   Excellence

 
 

Let's Stop Ovarian Cancer!

Your Donation Makes a Difference.

  • Convenient!  Sign up once. Support all year.

  • Hassle-free!  Monthly gifts automatically transfer from your checking or credit/debit card account.

  • Budget-friendly!  Give affordable monthly gifts that add up to the annual gift you had hoped to give.

  • A commitment by you to the ongoing mission! Monthly gifts provide year-long support.

  • A special giving opportunity that makes you part of a special group - a *Teal GEM!

Recurring gifts are processed around the 15th of each month.

Several Giving Levels for Teal GEM (Giving Every Month) membership starting as low as $5.

 See the advantages of each Teal GEM giving level! 

 

Donate Now!

Let's Stop

Ovarian Cancer.

You may mail donations to: 

Ovar'coming Together

2625 N. Meridian Street #108

Indianapolis, IN  46208

Not everyone understands the importance of fighting Ovarian Cancer. YOU DO!

 

Please help Ovar'coming Together create awareness regarding the symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer and support ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers. Remember, there is NO SCREENING TEST. Help us spread the word!

CONTACT  US

(Ovar'coming Together is located

in the Historic Marott Building.)

 

2625 N. Meridian Street

Suite #108 

Indianapolis, IN  46208

Phone:     317-925-6643

Toll Free:  855-855-OVAR

Email: ovarIN@ovarian-cancer.org

Learn More!

Contact us! We'd love to hear from you.

 

Ovar'coming Together, 2625 N. Meridian St., Ste. 108, Indianapolis, IN 46208 317.925.6643 / Toll-free 855.855.OVAR           

ovarIN@ovarian-cancer.org

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