To create awareness about ovarian cancer with the goal of increasing early detection.
To support ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers through resources, education, networking and understanding.
Ovar'Coming Together: To Fight Ovarian Cancer
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.
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).
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How we help
Ovar'coming Together provides support to ovarian cancer survivors, family members and caregivers through education, encouragement, connections, and offering friendship, hope and understanding.
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'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.