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Upcoming Events

Inaugural Teal to Toe 5K - Fremont Chapter

What better month than September to come together to walk or run in honor of someone currently fighting or in memory of someone who has fought in the past? Join our Fremont Chapter for the Inaugural Teal to Toe 5k Saturday, September 8th 8am-12pm at Connor Park, 2220 Tiffin Road, Fremont.   We will have the race, prizes for each age category, entertainment, silent auction, best bakers bake sale, race rally and so much more! It’s Time To Get Real About Teal!

14th Annual Ellen Jackson Ovarian Cancer Walk presented by Buckeye Broadband, Telesystems, and The Blade

Join us for the 14th Annual Ellen Jackson Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk 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. In the event of rain, the walk will move to the Mulford Library off Arlington Ave. on the University of Toledo Health campus (UTMC).  T-Shirt guarantee deadline is September 1st.

Our Mission

To raise awareness and educate the NW Ohio and SE Michigan community on the early warning signs of Ovarian Cancer, and support women with Ovarian Cancer and their caregivers.

About Us

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.

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.

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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.

Jeanne Wingate

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.

Sandra Bricker

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.

Aubry Sirilo

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Ovarian Cancer Connection
5577 Airport Hwy. Suite 206
Toledo, Ohio 43615

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