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2nd Annual Mary Lou Davis Glow Roll
Join us on August 24th for an enjoyable 10 mile slow bike ride through beautiful Ottawa Hills, Hasty Hills and the Westgate area as we bring awareness to the community about all gynecological cancers.
The Mary Lou Davis Glow Roll is a healthy, fun way to help women with gynecologic cancers while lighting up the night. All proceeds from the event will contribute to the mission of the OCC.
Online Registrations are closed, however you can still register onsite, starting at 6:00pm at Westgate Shopping Center on Saturday August, 24th.
Check in begins at 6:00 pm
Judging for the best helmet, bike and team theme for children and adults begin at 6:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m. Awards
7:25 p.m. Safety announcements
7:30 p.m. We Roll!
Approximately half way into the ride there will be a rest stop and refreshments for all registered participants.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!
Turn The Towns Teal
Turn The Towns Teal® is a national campaign to promote awareness of ovarian cancer, its subtle symptoms and risk factors.
During the week of August 25 – 31, we are looking for volunteers to help us call attention to this disease by tying our teal ribbons in various locations like town centers, businesses, places of worship and neighborhoods.
Teal to Toe 5K in Fremont
Benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Connection. In memory of Kim Thiessen.
We can’t wait for the 2nd Annual Teal to Toe 5K at Conner Park in Fremont!
We will have 2 pavilions for auction items, a DJ, music, bake sale, runners will race on the road course, walkers on the walking course in the park, age categories for awards, race t-shirts and so much more!
Ellen Jackson Ovarian Cancer Walk
Join us for the 15th Annual Ellen Jackson Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk Presented By Merck at the Eleanor Dana Cancer Center on the University of Toledo Health Campus (UTMC). This is a 5K walk, but a shorter course will also be marked. Golf carts will be availabe for survivors only. Back by popular demand- Not Fast Enüff at The OCC Walk 2019! Register by Sept. 1st to be guaranteed a shirt.
New Online Store
The new online OCC store is up and running. We have over 60 exclusive items and will add new products as they become available. We have tees, totes, duffle bags, bracelets, bedding, socks, shirts and pins to help promote your life in teal! Be sure to check back often.
All proceeds benefit the OCC and our mission.
2019 Events – Save the Dates
August 24 – Annual Glow Roll in the Sears parking lot – Central & Secor
August 25 – 31 – Turn the Towns Teal – Volunteers needed
September 7 – 2nd Annual Teal to Toe 5k Walk & Run. Conner Park, Fremont Ohio Register Now
September 21 – Annual Ellen Jackson Ovarian Cancer Walk at the Eleanor Dana Cancer Center presented by Merck Register Now
About the OCC and Our Mission
Since before our inception in 2005, we have been committed to raising awareness about ovarian and other gynecological cancers across Ohio and Michigan. For the women and families effected by these cancers, we provide information and financial support.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our funds raised stay here locally to support education, awareness, and financial assistance.
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Stories of Survival
I feel so blessed that I have been a part of the “Let’s Talk it Ovar” support group for Gynecological Cancers and have met so many brave and amazing women who have and are going through this same journey.
Through this journey I have learned not to ask, “why me” but “what” am I to learn from it. I know that God takes us through the storms of life and it is through these storms that we feel His presence, peace and comfort the most.
I thank God for this journey He is taking me through as I know He loves me and is perfecting His will in my life.
Almost immediately after my first surgery, I was told I also had a very quiet (and growing) case of stage three ovarian cancer. If not for that “accidental” discovery, my story might not have had such a positive spin. I’ve been nine years cancer free now, and I try to do something to raise awareness and funds toward a cure, particularly during September (Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month).
Giving back any way I can is one of my greatest missions in life. We need to cure this disease before we lose any more magnificent women.
On September 17, my grandmother, Rita turned 80. It was a fitting coincidence that this special occasion fell on the same week as the OCC of NW Ohio & SE Michigan’s Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer.
The chance to celebrate both her monumental birthday and her survival inspired our family and friends to fly in from Florida, Boston and California to join team “Happy Birthday Rita.”This birthday was more than cake and ice cream, but an opportunity to bring awareness of this disease to those who pledged us to walk.
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