The Ovarian Cancer Connection (OCC) is dedicated to raising awareness and educating the community on the early warning signs of ovarian cancer, and support women with ovarian cancer and their caregivers. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, our funds raised stay here locally to support education, awareness, and financial assistance for women currently in treatment for ovarian cancer.


Since our inception in 2005 as the former National Ovarian Cancer Coalition of NW Ohio & SE Michigan, we have been committed to raising awareness about ovarian cancer across Ohio and Michigan and providing education and financial support for women with ovarian cancer and their families.

We established ourselves as an important local advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer. Committed volunteers worked together to build a strong voice for ovarian cancer awareness.

Seeing the need to support ovarian cancer survivors and keeping 100% of the money raised right here locally, the Advisory Board made a decision to break off from the NOCC and become the Ovarian Cancer Connection (OCC). Today,  we are honor to collaborate with our the local gynecologic oncologists and most recently Mercy Health, together we are working to conquer ovarian cancer throughout NW Ohio & SE Michigan.


By offering complete and accurate information, we will address ovarian cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and support for women with ovarian cancer. In considering these categories, the Ovarian Cancer Connection has set the following goals for 2016:

  • To continue forward as an all volunteer staff.
  • To initiate patient-physician dialogue about the risk factors and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
  • To provide financial assistance to women currently in treatment for ovarian cancer and transportation assistance for women currently in treatment for all gynecologic cancers.
  • To increase awareness to men and women through our fundraising events and public education.
  • To provide support for all survivors and their caregivers.
  • To act as a beacon of hope for those affected by ovarian and  gynecologic cancers.