The mission of the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) is to promote awareness and early detection of ovarian cancer through advocacy and education while providing support to people affected by ovarian cancer.
We work to:
- increase awareness of symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer in the general population;
- create and promote resources that provide support, encourage networking, and provide information to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer;
- unite and educate individuals, the medical community, and organizations to overcome ovarian cancer;
- advance ovarian cancer research toward a better treatment, diagnosis and an eventual cure for the disease.
COCA was established in June 2005 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Our Board of Directors includes community leaders as well as ovarian cancer survivors, friends and family of women who are survivors or who have lost their battles with this disease.
COCA's SUPPORT programs include:
COCA's EDUCATION and AWARENESS Programs include:
COCA's Public Policy Efforts
We advocate for access to health care, for ovarian cancer awareness programs, and for expanded funding for ovarian cancer research into developing a cure and a reliable screening test. COCA is a partner-member of the Ovarian Cancer Reasearch Alliance (formerly the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund), and for several years COCA has participated in OCNA’s “Lobby Day,” visiting Colorado Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. We are active in the Colorado Cancer Coalition, the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, the Colorado Chronic Care Coalition, and the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.
For more information about COCA’s services, including Nicki’s Circle, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.