History

Since its inception in 1995, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) has been committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer in communities across the country and to providing education, support and hope for women with ovarian cancer and for their families. NOCC has established itself as an important national advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer.

Milestones/Achievements

1995
NOCC incorporates as the country's first national organization providing awareness and education about ovarian cancer
1996
First national ovarian cancer information hotline established, 1-888-OVARIAN; toll-free number averages 10,000 calls per year
1998
NOCC proclaims a week in September "National Ovarian Cancer Week" with a declaration from President Clinton
1998
"Walk for a Whisper" 5k Walk/Run is initiated and continues to be held in more divisions every year
2000
NOCC and ovarian cancer community proclaim September as "Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month"
2002
Television Public Service Announcement on early detection distributed to 30 states
2003
www.ovarian.org receives the OncoLink.com award, the first online cancer resource, founded by University of Pennsylvania cancer specialists
2003
NOCC receives the National Points of Light award in celebration of the success and impact volunteers have made in their communities
2004
NOCC launches "Body Image/Body Essence" art exhibit by sculptor John Magnan as a tribute to his wife's personal journey with ovarian cancer
2006
Website, www.ovarian.org, averages more than 2000 visitors a day and 100,000 hits, with over 16,000 members worldwide
2006
NOCC launches "Break the Silence" national education campaign
2007
Reached 100 million impressions with the public for raising ovarian cancer awareness through the Break the Silence campaign
2007
NOCC helps launch the first consensus on ovarian cancer symptoms
2008
www.ovarian.org reaches 1,841,827 views from users in 176 countries
2008
NOCC advocates help increase DOD funding for ovarian cancer research from $10M per year to $20M
2009
DVD resource available in Spanish and Mandarin. Over 400,000 pieces of literature distributed nationwide.

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