September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!

A Few of our National Initiatives...

The NOCC Partners with The Dr. Oz Show!

The NOCC is thrilled to partner with The Dr. Oz Show to present The Dr. Oz Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer campaign, Dr. Oz’s biggest and most important ovarian cancer campaign to date! The campaign kicked off with an amazing awareness event at the Grapevine Mills Mall in the Dallas area. Dr. Oz, along with several doctors, nurses, and NOCC staff and volunteers, educated hundreds of people on ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors. The campaign then moved to NYC where the remainder of the episode was taped. The show aired on September 13 to rave reviews! View a clip of the show here.

In addition to working on the segment itself, the NOCC worked closely with The Dr. Oz Show to produce the one-sheet that Dr. Oz frequently referenced on the show. This sheet is designed to be shared with your physician, so be sure to print it out here and track possible ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors.

The NOCC will continue to work with The Dr. Oz Show to provide ovarian cancer awareness all year long! Look for our articles and blogs on the Dr. Oz website regularly.

The NOCC would like to thank The Dr. Oz Show for helping us break the silence on ovarian cancer! View more information on The Dr. Oz Show.

Prevention Magazine

The September issue of Prevention Magazine features a plethora of information on ovarian cancer. The NOCC had the opportunity to work with the writer of the piece, and we were pleased to contribute information to the feature. Be sure to pick a copy of September’s issue to read the heartfelt "Letter from the Editor," as well as the full article. Prevention’s website features additional information here and here. Our thanks goes out to Prevention Magazine for writing such a thorough piece on ovarian cancer, and for helping to promote awareness and increase education about the disease.

Health Magazine

The NOCC had the opportunity to work with Health Magazine on an ovarian cancer awareness article for their September issue. Illinois Chapter volunteer Angie DeWilfond graciously shared her story with the magazine. Please pick up a copy of this magazine before stores run out, or read the piece here. Thanks to Angie and Health Magazine for helping us to break the silence on ovarian cancer this month!

Women Magazine (formerly Women & Cancer)

Medical and Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Debra Richardson and Pittsburgh Chapter volunteer Jackie Dandridge both contributed to the ovarian cancer awareness piece in the Fall 2011 issue of Women Magazine. A big thank you to Dr. Richardson and Jackie Dandridge for their contributions! See the article here.

Visit Women Magazine here.

Coping Magazine

Coping Magazine will re-print a portion of the NOCC’s “Quality of Life Issues” brochure in their next issue.

Visit Coping Magazine here.

Shannon Miller Awareness Luncheon

The NOCC is proud to present An Ovarian Cancer Awareness Luncheon with Olympic gold medalist and ovarian cancer survivor Shannon Miller. The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 14 at the Jumeirah Essex House in New York City.

Shannon Miller stole the hearts of Americans in 1992, when she won five Olympic Medals in gymnastics. She then delighted the country when she led the “Magnificent 7” to gold in the 1996 Olympics, making her the most decorated gymnast in American history. Now the married mother of one continues her love of fitness with Shannon Miller Lifestyle, a health and fitness website for women.

Shannon was just 33 years old when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Recently out of treatment, Shannon’s goal is to raise awareness about ovarian cancer, and to help survivors get through an ovarian cancer diagnosis.

The NOCC is delighted that Shannon will be joining us to share her story with members of the press, NOCC partners, and medical professionals.

Shannon Miller PSA

Shannon Miller has done a wonderful Public Service Announcement for the NOCC, which will be premiered at the luncheon on September 14.

Ovarian Cancer Is More Than A Woman’s Disease

Ovarian cancer affects the entire family, find out why here.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Poster

Raise awareness of ovarian cancer in your community! Print and distribute this awareness poster and urge everyone you know to Take Early Action & Live.

A Few of our Local Initiatives...

Illinois - Why Teal?

The Illinois Chapter launched “Why Teal,” a citywide ad campaign in conjunction with Chicago’s Teal Lights event, where over twenty of the buildings on Chicago’s skyline turn teal for the month of September. Ads are strategically placed throughout the city of Chicago to explain why the skyline is teal. Register here for the Teal Lights Celebration, to be held on September 23 at the Metropolitan Club at Willis Tower.

Delaware Valley - Ben Franklin Bridge to Turn Teal!

The Ben Franklin Bridge, which connects Philadelphia to Southern New Jersey, will be lit teal in honor of ovarian cancer awareness month!

Massachusetts - Ovarian Cancer Awareness in Boston!

The Massachusetts Chapter has teamed up with other local ovarian cancer organizations to form Many landmarks in Boston will be turned teal, and high school athletic teams are encouraged to join Team Molly, an awareness campaign in honor of high school volleyball player Molly Eisenberg, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer at age 19.

Pittsburgh - Community Webinar Series:
Communicating Effectively With Your Physician

Pittsburgh Chapter presents monthly seminars for their community, and we are happy to share the first video in the series with everyone in the NOCC family!

We all have questions and concerns we want to address with our doctors. Dr. Robert M. Arnold, Leo H Criep Chair in Patient Care at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides us with key tools and offers ways we can better discuss our treatment and general health issues with our doctors. This presentation is a great way for you and your friends and family learn more about how to best utilize your doctor's visits.

The NOCC appreciates Dr. Arnold's contribution of his time and Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC for providing the resources to make this lecture series possible.

Northern New Jersey

The Northern New Jersey Chapter has teamed up with the Northern New Jersey Girl Scouts! Girl Scout troops in select areas will receive ovarian cancer awareness material this month.

Run/Walk To Break The Silence On Ovarian Cancer

The NOCC’s signature event, The Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, will be held in communities nationwide this year! View the complete schedule here.

Find an event in your area!

In addition to the Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, NOCC Chapters are hosting a multitude of informational and inspirational events in September. View the complete listing here.

A Blast From the Past!

Revisit September Speaks: NOCC’S 2010 Awareness Campaign

Do you remember SEPTEMBER SPEAKS, our awareness campaign from last year? Now is a great time for a refresher! Hear from NY Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, actress Carol Channing, United States Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, pro basketball player Jason Maxiell, CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton (to name a few!)… You’ll also be treated to information from top medical doctors, magazine editors, nurses, social workers, entertainers, athletes, and NOCC volunteers! Check out all of the fabulous videos from SEPTEMBER SPEAKS here.

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