Other Gynecologic Cancer Organizations
COCA makes every effort to connect with other ovarian cancer non-profits and foundations in Colorado and across the country.
COCA is a Partner Member of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA).
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OCRA is the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families.
The Alliance’s Partner Member program creates a global network of ovarian cancer advocates and service providers across the country, united in the purpose of caring for survivors and finding reliable detection tests and treatments.
The Alliance has 60 Partner Member organizations worldwide working in tandem to promote ovarian cancer education, awareness and advocacy. Our Partner Members include national nonprofits, state and local nonprofits, and patient support groups that pay dues based on their budgets. Together the Alliance and our Partner Members fulfill the mission to conquer ovarian cancer by uniting individuals and organizations in a national movement.
Based in Colorado Springs, Sue's Gift assists low income and under-insured women with gynecologic cancer throughout Colorado. They host the annual Be Ovary Aware 5K Run & 3K Walk in Colorado Springs. For information on Sue's Gift, visit SuesGift.org
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness, promoting education, and supporting ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers across the country. Since 1991, they have been educating communities from coast to coast about ovarian cancer and supporting survivors and caregivers of ovarian cancer.
Founded by Carbondale, Colorado resident and rock-climbing enthusiast Sean Patrick (1951 - 2009), the HERA Women's Cancer Foundation is now an internationally recognized ovarian cancer nonprofit organization, funding cutting edge research grants to leading young scientists at respected medical institutions. HERA sponsors Climb4Life Colorado, a rock climbing and hiking fundraising event in Boulder, CO, that is one of several national C4L events. For more information contact: email@example.com, (970) 948-7360. HERA Women's Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 6147,Denver, CO 80206.
University of Colorado and COCA have partnered together to offer Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance's: Survivors Teaching Students® (STS). This program provides the opportunity for survivors to speak directly to future health professionals to increase understanding of ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors so that they can diagnose the disease when it is in its earlier, most treatable stages.
Clearity Foundation strives to improve the survival and quality of life of women with ovarian cancer. We give hope to women with ovarian cancer and their families. Founded in 2008 by scientist and survivor Laura Shawver, Ph.D., Clearity Foundation seeks to revolutionize ovarian cancer treatment. Clearity believes that all women deserve the best possible therapies for their unique disease.
Clearity takes a comprehensive, hands-on approach to help women identify the treatments that may work best against their unique disease. Assessing their medical history, as well as tumor molecular profiles and other diagnostics, Clearity professionals help women and their physicians chart the most advantageous course of treatment.
The Foundation for Women's Cancer's core values are to promote public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and optimal treatment; to commit to cultural humility and diversity of thought and engagement; provide innovative education and continuous learning; set an example of integrity, quality and excellence to eradicate gynecologic cancer; support efforts of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) to eradicate gynecologic cancers; advance innovation and discovery to eradicate gynecologic cancer.
SHARE is a national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers anyone who has been diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancers, and provides outreach to the general public about signs and symptoms. They are a compassionate community of knowledgeable survivors, those living with cancer, and healthcare professionals.
SHARE is dedicated to serving people of all races and cultures, backgrounds and identities. Because no one should have to face breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical or metastatic breast cancer alone.
All of SHARE's services are free of charge and include:
- Expert-led educational programs and support groups
- National breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical and metastatic breast cancer helplines
- " HelpUnlocked" online communities for breast, ovarian, uterine, and metastatic breast cancer
- Educational tools
- Clinical trial assistance
- Outreach to medically underserved communities
- Survivor-patient navigation
Call toll-free 844.ASK.SHARE (844.275.7427) to talk to someone about breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical or metastatic breast cancer.
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, was founded on the principle that no one should have to face hereditary breast and ovarian cancer alone. FORCE is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
FORCE designs programs to meet the changing information, resource and support needs of people facing hereditary cancer. FORCE programs include a peer navigation program, message boards, and more. FORCE also has local outreach volunteers throughout the U.S. who are available to offer support and share resources. Visit https://www.facingourrisk.org/get-support/local-groups/index.php to find local support.
Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, is the only national organization supporting Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer- those who are diagnosed and those at high risk. Sharsheret’s mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds. Sharsheret offers support, education, and information resources including speaking one-on-one with an experienced genetic counselor about your family history, concerns about cancer risk, and the implications of genetics for you and your family.