NOCC’s mission is to work tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors.
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is a nationally recognized organization with a growing nationwide network of Chapters. Our chapter supports and serves the Washington, DC metro region.
NOCC’s mission is to work tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors. Founded in 1995, the NOCC is the first and only national ovarian cancer organization with a network of local chapters throughout the country.
These events increase awareness, honor those affected by ovarian cancer and raise funds to support the NOCC’s local and national programs, which include:
Earlier Awareness - Promotes early detection through a variety of educational initiatives, branded publications and mass media campaigns
RESEARCH * IN * ACTION - Invests funds in the first ever Ovarian Cancer Research Dream Team through Stand Up To Cancer
Quality of Life - Supports newly diagnosed women in local hospitals through our signature Faces of Hope(r) Tote bags and provides vital information and resources
Break the Silence - Empowers our communities to take action and join the fight to Break The Silence on Ovarian Cancer(r) through Run/Walks nationwide
We are always seeking volunteers to help in numerous capacities. We are a volunteer driven organization.
by Katie M. from Austin, TX
I love this organization, and our chapter has become like a family to me! Cancer is one of the hardest things a person or family can go through, but volunteering with this organization really makes me feel like I'm making a difference, and raising awareness about the signs and symptoms. All of our volunteers have a unique skill set that they bring to the table to make our chapter successful! This has been one of the most positive commitments I've made!
When I received my diagnosis, an NOCC volunteer was kind enough to send me a Teal Packet. As a cancer patient, I found the information very helpful and hopeful. While I was undergoing chemotherapy, the same volunteer encouraged me to volunteer at the Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence. I was inspired by this event. I met such kind people, who were ovarian cancer survivors and volunteers. They gave me great hope during my cancer treatment. I have been a volunteer of NOCC since 2010. My fellow NOCC volunteers are kind and fun!
This is a great organization with very friendly and encouraging members. I have been able to reach out to the community about Ovarian Cancer awareness at: health fairs, run/walks, yoga events! It has been a wonderful experience, we welcome everyone and have members within all age ranges with all different backgrounds.